Oscar Piastri’s Monaco Grand Prix joke on social media draws hilarious replies from his mum and Ferrari star Charles Leclerc

  • Oscar Piastri showed his sense of humor before the GP
  • Charles Leclerc came in with a brilliant answer
  • The Monaco GP this weekend is one of the highlights of the year

Australian Formula 1 star Oscar Piastri has had a hilarious social media exchange with his mother and Ferrari star Charles Leclerc ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix.

The eighth F1 event of the year takes place in Monte Carlo next weekend, and Piastri will look to continue his excellent form.

In the days before the Chinese Grand Prix, the 23-year-old revealed to the world his Chinese heritage and lightheartedly said the race would be a home event for him.

On Tuesday he joked on social media that he hoped to make the upcoming Monaco GP a home race as well.

Oscar Piastri joked that he was searching his family tree for traces of Monegasque roots in the run-up to the upcoming Monaco Grand Prix.

Monegasque driver Charles Leclerc offered to adopt the Australian if necessary

Monegasque driver Charles Leclerc offered to adopt the Australian if necessary

“I’m searching my family tree to find any trace of Monegasque roots,” he posted on X.

Ferrari driver Leclerc, from Monaco, had a solution for the Australian.

“I can adopt you if necessary,” he replied.

Oscar’s mother, Nicole Piastri, who is known for her cheeky sense of humor, fired back at Leclerc, writing: “I have a few questions @Charles_Leclerc.”

Piastri missed his first visit to a Formula 1 podium this season after Max Verstappen drove to a hard-earned victory in the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix on Sunday.

The Red Bull maestro had to hold off Piastri’s McLaren teammate Lando Norris in a dramatic conclusion to Sunday’s race at Imola, winning by just 0.725 seconds.

Piastri, who eventually finished fourth after a frustrating day trying to get past a few Ferraris, would have wondered what he could have achieved if he had been able to get a clear lead over Verstappen.

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Piastri's mother, Nicole Piastri, had a few questions for Leclerc about her son's adoption

Piastri’s mother, Nicole Piastri, had a few questions for Leclerc about her son’s adoption

Unfortunately for the Melburnian, he never got the chance after having to start fifth on the grid following his penalty from the stewards following his brilliant second place in qualifying on Saturday.

Piastri, who was relegated for hindering Kevin Magnussen’s Haas in qualifying, had been faster than Norris all weekend, yet his England teammate almost followed up his first win in Miami with a late attack on Sunday.

“I think it showed that we can definitely take the fight to them,” Piastri said, putting aside any personal disappointment.

Leclerc finished third on the Italian team’s atmospheric home track, 7.916 off the pace, but still did enough to keep Piastri at bay.

Piastri’s Australian colleague Daniel Ricciardo could only finish 13th in his RB, three places behind his teammate Yuki Tsunoda.

Norris, who had closed the gap to just 1.1 seconds on the final lap, reflected on his near miss, commenting: “It pains me to say, but I think I’ll give him one or two more laps.” had had.

‘It would have been nice, but not today.

“But we are now at a point where we can say we are in the same position as Ferrari and Red Bull. We have to get used to it. We are now fighting for first and second place.’

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