Oscar Piastri’s mum has become a bit of a Formula 1 social media icon, with her often posting hilarious tweets on X (formerly Twitter).
Piastri has been a star of the 2023 season and has more than delivered in his rookie campaign, to the extent that he recently signed a new McLaren contract taking him to the end of 2026 with the Woking-based team.
He seems to share the spotlight with his mum, who has become a fan favourite.
She seemingly added to her fanbase with a recent comment on social media, after a fan joked that Fernando Alonso is the McLaren driver’s father.
The comment was made after Piastri and Alonso had a photo together and exchanged helmets, something which took place after the young driver spent some time driving a kart run by Alonso’s team.
“The goat father and the goat son,” one fan wrote in response to the photo of the two drivers.
Piastri’s mum responded in hilarious fashion, by insisting that she “would’ve remembered” if Alonso was Oscar’ father.
“Pretty sure I would’ve remembered that…” hilariously replied Piastri’s mum.
Piastri will perhaps be battling with Alonso on Sunday at the Brazilian Grand Prix, as McLaren do have better pace than Aston Martin.
Despite this, Alonso will start Sunday’s race from fourth, whilst Piastri had to settle for P10 after going off the track on his only push lap in Q3.
Piastri had to settle for the same position ahead of the sprint race, although he is ahead of Alonso who’ll start the sprint from P15.
Alonso didn’t feature in SQ2 due to sustaining significant damage to his front-left, following a bizarre collision with former Alpine team-mate Esteban Ocon.
Sticking with Piastri, the rookie has been outshone significantly by Lando Norris, who’ll start the sprint from pole position.
Piastri was also unable to compete with his team-mate across the last two races in Austin and Mexico City, following his back-to-back podiums in Japan and Qatar.
The Qatar Grand Prix remains as the Australian’s best result of 2023, with him having, of course, finished second at the Lusail International Circuit after winning the sprint.