Oscar Piastri has joked that he would be 'pretty useless' outside of Formula 1, and would probably be an engineer if he wasn't a driver.
The Australian has enjoyed a brilliant rookie season in F1, helping McLaren challenge for a top four finish in the constructors' championship, and achieving his first ever podium finish last time out at the Japanese Grand Prix.
He has recently signed a new contract with the team, keeping him there until at least the end of the 2026 season, and has now revealed what he would do if he wasn't such a successful driver.
In a video put up on McLaren's official X channel, Piastri was asked, "What would you be if you weren't an F1 driver?"
He replied: "Pretty useless! But I'd probably want to be an engineer."
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