Australian Formula 1 enthusiasts experienced a challenging year without their beloved driver, Daniel Ricciardo, participating in the sport. However, when Ricciardo’s fellow countryman Oscar Piastri took his place at McLaren for the 2023 season, it evoked mixed emotions among fans. Nevertheless, Ricciardo reached out to Piastri to ensure there were no ill feelings between them. Unfortunately, due to Ricciardo’s immense popularity, fans directed their frustration towards Piastri and McLaren for the decision. During a recent episode of ‘The Race F1 podcast’, the hosts discussed this negative response and attributed it to the strong admiration Australian fans have for Ricciardo. Nonetheless, Piastri’s exceptional performances have shifted the narrative, with comparisons now being drawn between him and world champions such as Jenson Button. David Croft, a commentator, has commended Piastri’s driving style and hailed him as a genuine talent for the future of Formula 1. Despite encountering obstacles, Piastri’s journey has transformed from a disaster to a fairy tale, leaving fans eagerly anticipating his performance for the remainder of the season.