Oscar Piastri’s Epic Fail Reminds Us Why Football Isn’t Exactly The Biggest Sport In Australia

At least he's quick...

Oscar Piastri’s Epic Fail Reminds Us Why Football Isn’t Exactly The Biggest Sport In Australia

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Oscar Piastri has been trying his hand, or rather feet, at one of England’s biggest pastimes ahead of the Formula 1 British Grand Prix… and if his latest penalty attempt is anything to go by, it’s no wonder the Socceroos fail to draw crowds in Australia.

It’s the British Grand Prix weekend and that means thrilling action at Silverstone, where the world’s best drivers battle it out on one of the most iconic tracks of the Formula 1 calendar.

Of course, this season’s race coincides with one of the biggest football tournaments in the world, and with England progressing through to the quarter-finals of this year’s European Championship, the F1 drivers were getting into the collective spirit with a game of penalty shootouts… and let’s just say it’s a good job Piastri is quick behind the wheel.

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Piastri missed out on his first Grand Prix win in F1. Image: Getty

Lining up to take his shot in front of the early attendees to this year’s British Grand Prix, the young Australian star failed to drown out the pressure and jeers from the crowd, striking low through the ball to sky his shot over the bar.

WATCH Oscar Piastri’s epic miss during a penalty shootout below.

McLaren heads into this year’s race off the back of a real gutsy display in Austria last weekend. Piastri’s teammate, Lando Norris had his elbows out in a wheel-to-wheel race against defending champion Max Verstappen and breathed new life into this year’s race for the title.

After Norris and Verstappen took each other out in spectacular fashion, Piastri burst into a podium finish and if only the Austrian Grand Prix had 10 more laps to go, we could have been talking about a first Grand Prix victory for the Australian driver in just his second season in Formula 1.

The British team will hope to continue their rich vein of form at Silverstone as the English fans wait to see if Norris and Piastri can challenge the front-runners and possibly deliver a long-awaited win on home soil – it might be the only win they can celebrate this weekend.