Rosberg on Piastri transfer – Will probably be powerful for him
After the Australian had received three junior classes in consecutive years, Alpine moved swiftly to advertise their former junior driver to a race seat when Fernando Alonso revealed final month that he could be shifting to Aston Martin for 2023.
Nevertheless, in a outstanding flip of occasions, Piastri nearly instantly refuted Alpine’s assertion, saying that he had not signed a contract and wouldn’t be racing for the Enstone outfit in 2023.
Earlier this month, it was revealed that Piastri would as an alternative be driving for McLaren in 2023, with the Woking squad having terminated the contract of the underperforming Daniel Ricciardo to be able to make room for Piastri.
Against this, Norris has comprehensively outperformed Ricciardo over the previous 18 months, and is the one driver from outdoors the highest three groups to have scored a podium end to this point in 2022, and Rosberg feels Piastri faces an uphill wrestle to get on phrases with the in-form Briton.
Rosberg – Norris is world-class
“It’s going to be powerful for Oscar to do effectively [at McLaren],” Rosberg advised Sky Sports activities F1.
“Lando is world-class, he is World Championship materials, so it is not going to be simple to go there and do higher than Daniel.
“Ricciardo is a a number of race winner, top-of-the-line drivers on the planet, and has discovered it unbelievably powerful in opposition to Lando. Oscar is model new to this sport!
“All of the indications are that Oscar actually is a kind of future superstars. However I am unable to actually consider that instantly Ricciardo has unlearned to drive tremendous quick.
“Subsequently, I feel it is Lando who’s simply performing like a World Champion in the mean time, he is simply driving so extremely effectively.
“So I actually assume it will likely be a giant, large problem for Oscar subsequent yr to be near Lando.”
Rosberg – Piastri courageous to go up in opposition to Norris
Having partnered Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes for 4 seasons, Rosberg isn’t any stranger to having an illustrious teammate, and hailed Piastri’s bravery in selecting to go toe-to-toe with Norris as a rookie.
“It is a courageous transfer by Oscar, it truly is,” stated Rosberg.
“Both he beats Lando or he is out principally of the game, so it is actually, actually powerful, however he believes in himself. And if you happen to assume you are that good, you have to go for it.
“For Oscar, if you happen to’re a younger driver and you’ve got the chance to race for McLaren, and also you’re free to take action, you must take it.
“Alternatives like that do not come round on a regular basis, so he is accomplished all the things proper.”