Former Formula 1 world champion Nico Rosberg has said that it is 'early days' in Oscar Piastri's career, and he wouldn't like to say whether or not the young Australian can become a world champion one day.
His performances have resulted in effusive praise praise from various personnel up and down the paddock, including McLaren CEO Zak Brown, who recently said that the Australian is destined to become a world champion one day.
However, Rosberg, who famously beat Hamilton to the 2016 title before retiring aged just 31, has warned that it's too early to jump to conclusions.
"It's a little bit early days still, he has a great chance of being a multiple race winner," he told the Sky Sports F1 podcast.
"Champion? Let's wait with that, because this year he's shown some weakness with race pace still, which is normal, it's normal for rookies to struggle in some different areas and he's up against one of the best out there which is Lando Norris.
"I haven't yet seen that he could definitely beat Lando across the whole season, so we need to give him more time, but let’s start with [Piastri] becoming a multiple-race winner."
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