Oscar Piastri publicly told off by his mother

Oscar Piastri and Lando Norris both attended MotoGP's British Grand Prix last weekend.

McLaren rookie Oscar Piastri has been a spectacular addition to Formula 1 this season, with the Australian having adjusted to life at the pinnacle of motorsport very quickly.

Despite now being an F1 driver though, he’s still finding himself getting told off by his mother, Nicole Piastri.

The McLaren star was seen at the British Grand Prix for MotoGP last weekend, at the Silverstone International Circuit.

Team-mate Lando Norris was also at the race, with the British driver having started watching the two-wheeled championship before F1.

Want to work in Formula 1? Browse the latest F1 job vacancies

Piastri was seen getting to grips with one of Pramac Racing Ducati’s MotoGP bikes, which are staggeringly just as quick as F1 cars.

Piastri posted a photo of him sitting on Johann Zarco’s bike on Twitter, to which he received a surprise response from his mum.

“Oh no you don’t!!! Move away from the bike Oscar Jack Piastri. My heart can barely cope with cars,” she hilariously replied in the comments section.

Piastri racing in F1 is clearly enough for his mum to deal with, as she appears to not be keen for him to consider a switch to motorcycle racing.

Article continues below

The British GP was phenomenal, with a brief rain shower having caused chaos.

Aprillia’s Aleix Espargaro ultimately claimed his second MotoGP win, ahead of championship leader and reigning World Champion Francesco Bagnaia.

Piastri appeared to have a great day, with him very much enjoying the start of his summer break.

F1 doesn’t return until the final weekend of August at the Dutch Grand Prix, where the Aussie will be keen to bounce back from his retirement at the Belgian Grand Prix.

Piastri’s race ended on the opening lap, following a collision with Carlos Sainz at the opening corner.

READ: Ex-Alpine boss slams team for not having a Lewis Hamilton

It was a very disappointing way for the McLaren driver’s first half of 2023 to end, especially as he finished second in the sprint race at Spa-Francorchamps.

Piastri had briefly led the sprint race but was defeated in the end by reigning World Champion Max Verstappen.

Norris on the other hand was able to finish seventh in the main race, whilst he settled for fifth in the sprint.