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Glock sees future teammate for Verstappen: ‘But now is too early’

Glock sees future teammate for Verstappen: ‘But now is too early’

18 September - 14:38 Last update: 18:54

Plenty of standouts at the Singapore Grand Prix, former F1 driver Timo Glock observed. One of them was Carlos Sainz, who gave Ferrari a handsome victory at the Marina Bay Street Circuit. Or also Liam Lawson, driving only his third Grand Prix, who finished in the points for the first time. The AlphaTauri driver is seen as a future top driver by the current Sky Sports analyst.

For Sainz, Glock obviously had nothing but praise. Above all, the Spaniard was praised for his clever driving. Not Charles Leclerc, but Carlos Sainz took the first Ferrari victory of 2023. "That does not mean by a long shot that he has relieved Charles Leclerc [as front-runner]. At Ferrari, there is no clear No 1. Both drivers are equal, in my opinion," Glock said.

'Lawson first for another year at AlphaTauri'

Lawson had also impressed the German. After Daniel Ricciardo broke his hand at Zandvoort, the rookie was forced to join the AlphaTauri. For now, he is showing he definitely belongs in Formula 1. Glock cites the achievements from Singapore again: Lawson got into Q3, was faster than Max Verstappen and declassified his teammate Yuki Tsunoda. Moreover, the New Zealander picked up points on a track he had never driven on before.

Therefore, Glock says: "What the future holds is completely in Red Bull's hands. I would advise him to drive another year at AlphaTauri and then start thinking about Red Bull. Putting him directly next to Max Verstappen could be a bit tough. We have seen before with many young drivers that this happened too quickly. "