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Zak Brown: hiring rookie Piastri a 'calculated risk'

At the Abu Dhabi tests last week, 21-year-old Oscar Piastri made his debut at McLaren. The Australian drove more than 100 laps, despite a minor problem with his power unit. McLaren team boss and CEO Zak Brown admitted that replacing compatriot and eight-time race winner Daniel Ricciardo with a rookie was a "calculated risk".  Article continues under ad "We're quite optimistic. So we’re going to just be head down and give him all the support that we think he needs. We wouldn’t have made the decision we did if we didn’t have a high degree of confidence he’s going to be successful," Brown said in an interview with Speedcafe.com.  Brown also comments on the...
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