The Italian acknowledged that at one stage there was a risk that the Australian might need missed a few of Saturday’s dash day observe motion with a purpose to concentrate on being match for Sunday’s predominant occasion.
In the long run Piastri vastly impressed the staff by not solely finishing the weekend but in addition finishing a respectable 11th in the Grand Prix.
“We had a few factors throughout the weekend during which we would have liked to guage ‘Is it higher to relaxation now to be sure that we’re okay on Sunday?’,” mentioned Stella when requested about Piastri.
“So I can actually admit that we made this analysis a few occasions. We had been very nicely supported by our staff physician.
“And I want to acknowledge that the general medical assist was wonderful in helping Oscar, like his staff.
“However Oscar was at all times very calm, and ‘Okay, let’s attempt, I will get within the automobile. If I can not do it, I’ll field.
“After which he at all times discovered the assets to undergo the session. However sure, at a few factors we thought, ‘let’s suppose that we wish to be okay on Sunday, not now.’.”
Oscar Piastri, McLaren, in Parc Ferme after the Dash
Photograph by: Zak Mauger / Motorsport Images
Stella admitted that the character of the Baku road observe made the state of affairs much more traumatic for Piastri, who was the one one of many three F1 rookies to not have a giant accident throughout the weekend.
“It’s one of many hardest, due to how shut you go to the partitions,” mentioned Stella.
“And it is a second that you simply contact the wall, like we have seen many drivers have this weekend, even drivers in prime automobiles, so it is positively a difficulty that requires a variety of competent lucidity, and a variety of focus.
“And generally Oscar mentioned after a session, ‘I’m actually exhausted.’ It was attention-grabbing, he was okay within the session, after which afterwards type of slightly little bit of a drop.”
After the race, Piastri placed on a courageous face whereas admitting that it had been a troublesome weekend.
“I’m not too unhealthy,” mentioned the Australian. “I feel the adrenaline’s nonetheless kicking in the mean time. However I felt a bit higher this morning, which was good.
“And I feel by the race, it did not influence me an excessive amount of. I am so much lighter than I used to be at the beginning of the weekend.
“Right now’s most likely been one of the best I’ve felt all weekend, which is not saying a lot. However yeah, it has been very troublesome bodily. Particularly yesterday, it was fairly tough.
“I feel I’ve had about 4 items of toast for the entire weekend! So I’ll must get some meals again in me earlier than Miami.”