I think Gasly is doing an 'OK' job but compared to Max... who is on another level this year.dren wrote: ↑Mon May 13, 2019 2:47 pmThat and their driver pairing looks to be quite a bit stronger. Gasly, the stand out STR driver last year, is struggling compared to Max in the RBR car.F1Krof wrote: ↑Mon May 13, 2019 12:06 pmI don't think this is a fair comparison. Torro Rosso's whole back-end of the car is from Red Bull's. This would account for jump in performance.Mclarensenna wrote: ↑Sun May 12, 2019 2:39 am
Hulk is driving that car much harder in Qualy than last year trying to compete with Ric. I think the fact he binned it in qualifying which is not something we see from him is proof he is overdriving it.
The car is worse than last year it seems. Torro Rosso a team with 1/3 the budget made a massive step forward this year and leapfrogged Renault it seems. Not to mention Renault reliability is worse. How does Cyril still keep his job after all this?
The Renault appears to either lack overall down force or has issues with consistency; perhaps it's a bit of both? With the issues the drivers are having, I am leaning more towards consistent down force.
Gasly had a chance to 'do a Leclerc' under no pressure and outshine him, but Max has smashed him. He is def their No.2 and will always have second choice on parts and things.