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Leclerc says Piastri deserves F1 seat 'on merit'

Oscar Piastri's chances of racing in F1 next season appear remote, but there is no lack of support for the Aussie efforts, with Ferrari's Charles Leclerc insisting the young gun deserves a seat among the elite. Piastri is on course to emulate Leclerc's own step up the ladder by adding an F2 title to his credentials a year after winning the FIA Formula 3 championship. The impressive 20-year-old still has two rounds, or six races, to go but the speculation surrounding his future has already started. As an Alpine junior, Piastri has a logical and straightforward path to F1, except that the French outfit's seats will be filled once again by Esteban Ocon and Fernando Alonso next season....
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