bill shoe wrote: ↑
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:48 am
EDIT- To be a little more serious, RP depends heavily on Perez to eke out points from a modest chassis. Can they take the risk of switching their main points-scoring driver?
Ocon was on par with Perez in 2018.
Perez got 62 points, Ocon 49.
But: Perez got the third place in Baku when everyone was busy crashing out in front of them. Perez had two DNF that season - both were technical problems, one in France, one in Mexico.
Ocon had five DNF and one DSQ. So he obviously lost quite a few points due to crashes etc.
Ocon got crashed out by Räikkönen in Baku, had to DNF in Spain because of an oil leak, got crashed out by Grosjean in France, got crashed out by Perez in Singapore and in Abu Dhabi he had again an oil leak leading do an DNF.
The disqualification was because of a defective mapping that resulted in too much fuel being used after the start in Austin.
The qualifying Duell went to Ocon: 16-5. I think that overall Ocon was the stronger driver in 2018. He just needed to somehow find a way to stop other people fron driving into his car.