Max Verstappen warned about Oscar Piastri beating him

Oscar Piastri was beaten to victory by Max Verstappen at the recent Belgian GP sprint race.

Ex-Formula 1 driver Timo Glock believes rookie Oscar Piastri has the talent to “put pressure” on Max Verstappen in the future, if given a car capable of fighting for victories.

The former Formula 2 and Formula 3 World Champion has adjusted to F1 incredibly quickly, with him already performing at a similar level to team-mate Lando Norris.

Norris has proven over the years to be one of the strongest drivers in the midfield, making him no easy partner to go up against.

Whilst Piastri was beaten comfortably by his British team-mate at the start of the season, very little now separates them.

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Piastri actually finished second recently at the Belgian Grand Prix sprint race, which he briefly led.

The Australian was ultimately overtaken by Verstappen, in what is a potential rivalry for the future.

“For a rookie driving for the first time in F1 at Spa-Francorchamps he was very impressive,” Sky Germany’s Glock said.

“He has a great future ahead of him and has done everything well so far this season. In qualifying he is on a par with Lando Norris. He is doing it consistently and very well.

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“In the future, he will definitely be someone who will convince with his talent and who can put pressure on Verstappen if given the right opportunities.”

As good as Piastri is performing for McLaren, nobody is currently capable of stopping Verstappen’s domination.

The reigning World Champion is in a league of his own currently, with the Dutchman already boasting a huge 125-point lead.

He’s won eight races in a row and 10 overall this season, highlighting his superiority.

It doesn’t even matter where he starts on the grid, with him always coming out on top.

Verstappen won from sixth on the grid at the Belgian GP and did so by 22 seconds.

In Glock’s eyes, “nothing can stop” the 25-year-old.

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“Verstappen will pick up where he left off after the summer break at Spa,” Glock added.

“The world champion is currently at an incredibly high level and is proving that nothing, not even sixth place on the grid, can deter him.

“At the moment, there is nothing that can stop Verstappen.”