Now, Piastri's manager Webber has revealed quite how impressed the McLaren team were with the 22-year-old's performance under pressure from the three-time world champion in the sprint race.
“It was fascinating to be on the radio listening,” Webber told Autosport.
“He was like, ‘just let me know when Max clears George [Russell],’ and then that happened. And then just the way he got everything lined up ready if Max did arrive, the McLaren guys were like, ‘okay, wow, that was third, fourth year stuff, maybe?’
“That's the stuff that we like about Oscar. There are still gaps, there have to be gaps. It's obvious. But ultimately over the next two or three years, of course, we're going to start just slowly closing those gaps down.“
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