Wolff has issued cautious optimism about the progress of Antonelli, as to not put too much pressure on the shoulders of the young driver.
“His track record in karting was already impressive and then he moved up to the junior formulas and won every single season in his rookie year," the Austrian told Speedweek.
“But we have to be careful because there is a lot of hype around Kimi. Bringing him into F2 is a big step because these cars are heavier and have a lot more power.
“If we give him time and don’t expect him to surpass everything in his first season, I think he can become a great in this sport.
“We’ll see how things go in Formula 2. They have new cars there, which is an advantage for him. But there are some great competitors who are contesting their second Formula 2 season this year and are also highly rated.
“He has to show that he is ready for a place in Formula 1. And first, we have to concentrate exclusively on Formula 2.”
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