Better is a strong and all encompassing word, perhaps also premature. After all it's 7 time world champion against 0 time WC, and that can not be just swept aside. Instead I prefer just faster over one lap. For now.Wouter wrote: ↑Sat May 08, 2021 4:27 pmSo you are saying that the Mercedes car is faster?Juzh wrote: ↑Sat May 08, 2021 3:41 pm
Yeah 9 tenths is exaggerated simply down to having no banker lap makes you more cautious on your final one, but Perez was 0.75s behind in Q2 as well. Verstappen completely mopped the floor with him.
I think this car is in reality not that close to mercedes as how Verstappen makes it look like.
So when Max is only 0.036 sec behind Lewis in a slower car ---> Max is a better driver than Lewis this afternoon.
And yes, mercedes is a faster car, and has been in race trim from imola and in quali trim from portimao onwards.