And the McLaren youngster has now opened up about his first year in F1, dismissing any notion that he has come across as guarded in interviews – pointing to his rocky introduction to the sport as reason for perhaps keeping his cards close to his chest.
Piastri: Alpine F1 controversy was enough
"There’s been some difficult sessions, some difficult races," he told Autosport.
"But, and I think this also comes across in my radio, there’s no point getting upset or emotional about things you can’t control.
“It’s much better to try and fix things that you can control than just get upset about them. So, that’s always been my way of trying to tackle these things and just trying to keep a clear mind.”
“I’m very new to the sport and especially in the first half of the year, I feel like I had enough controversy and headlines on my way into F1," he added.
“I certainly wasn’t in a rush to cause any anymore and I kind of just try and let my driving do the talking.”
GPFans is a multi-platform, multi-language brand dedicated to Formula One coverage. We bring you all the ins and outs of the sport, 24/7, everything from up-to-the-minute news and features to the latest viral stories and clips.
We believe that a new generation of exciting, outspoken drivers will make F1 more popular than ever before, and we want to give our users access to as much of their heroes as possible, on and off the track. From Lewis Hamilton to Max Verstappen, Daniel Ricciardo to Sebastian Vettel, we provide in-depth analysis of every every Grand Prix in the season, from Australia to Abu Dhabi.
With Formula One under the new ownership of Liberty Media, how the sport is being covered is evolving, and GPFans will look to be at the heart of this progression into new media, as one of the fastest-growing sites covering the king of motorsports.