But that is more to do with the distance between the Mclaren and Ferrari cars from those behind.the EDGE wrote: ↑Sat Jul 31, 2021 7:37 pmBut still 8th in the championship with only the Ferrari’s & team mate ahead in the midfield battle, and a good chunk of points ahead of GaslyChicane wrote: ↑Sat Jul 31, 2021 7:27 pmI have always rated him very high but it's been ten races and all of which he has completed. Suffice to say any variation in his performances from here on in will most likely be track specific. Yes both Mclaren and Ricciardo have to hope that next year's car will play to his strengths.the EDGE wrote: ↑Sat Jul 31, 2021 6:44 pm
Odd that he doesn’t mention his error that cost him 0.2 and a place in Q3
I disagree he’s reached his limit, many more race to come this year, I think he’ll make the breakthrough before the EOS
If not… we’ll the car and it’s DNA line will be consigned to history in December with what comes next a totally new beast
As a Mclaren fan i want him to come good but looks like he hasn't made any notable gains in terms of his issues with the car. Silverstone with fast flowing corners is opposite to Budapest and you can see the difference in his qualifying here n there. He simply lacks the nuance with respect to trail braking in to slow and medium speed corners in this car
If more of the midfield were competitive then I think he'd be further back.
He will get a pass this season and they will put it behind them, and I don't doubt that he will start next season with a strong mentality because of the new car and because he has a great mental approach. Hopefully he will take advantage.