AeroDynamic wrote: ↑
Tue Nov 09, 2021 11:53 am
I’m not knocking Sainz, I think he’s a top driver. Do I think he is in the very elite top? Not quite, but he’s not far off. The only reason I say this is because he hasn’t outshined team mates and stamped his authority on them consistently enough.
Who has outshined Hulkemberg, Verstappen or Lecrerc?
Hulkemberg has always been considered a very good driver, Sainz did beat him in one of the two seasons.
Verstappen has never been beaten by a teammate
Same for Lecrerc, even when he´s been the teammate of a 4 times WDC for two seasons.
Norris is also considered one of the big names for the future and Sainz did beat him the two seasons they were teammates.
Then Kvyat is the only Sainz teammate who has never been considered a big name or at least a very good driver. Carlos scored almost double his points at STR (46 vs 25)
Don´t get me wrong, I´ve never considered Sainz as a big name for the future, but his record is quite remarkable considering the teams and teammates in his career. I´d rate him similar to Rosberg or even higher.
About the mention to not scoring a victory yet while Lecrerc did several in his career... this season car is the best car Sainz has ever driven. How many victories did Lecrerc score with this car? None. Podiums? One for Lecrerc, three for Sainz
I still rate Lecrerc higher tough, but Carlos is proving to be a very tough contender even for a top driver like Charles