McLaren have extended their contract with Australian rookie Oscar Piastri until the end of 2026.
The 22-year-old has impressed alongside British team-mate Lando Norris this season with performances that suggest he could be a star of the future.
Norris is contracted to McLaren until the end of 2025.
Team principal Andrea Stella said keeping Piastri, who is 11th in the drivers’ championship, was an “easy decision for the team to make”.
McLaren started the season poorly but mid-season car developments have put them right in the fight behind Red Bull along with Ferrari, Mercedes and Aston Martin.