at silverstone Verstappen show his pace and ham was know that if Verstappen has a clear lap than it is impossible to catch him. this is why he desperately went too aggressive.Gillian wrote: ↑Mon Sep 27, 2021 6:48 pmLet's wait and see the next race first. I mean, he won sprint in Silverstone but did not get further than lap 1 in the race. He got torpedoed the next race in Hungary, then got pole in Spa, won Zandvoort.... Then you get Monza which was looking pretty good all things considered until the crash and Sochi which was hampered by the penalties... but he still got second. So it's hard to gauge the performance deficit between Mercedes and Red Bull really.
at monza I believe that that slow pit stop affected him. Of course he didn't do any mistake by pushing. He is not there to let rivals go. Maybe he had focused ham and couldn't see kerb.
At the end we don't expect and (at least I don't want to see) 0.5-1.0 sec advantage per lap. So how it is going is good. I just want to see Verstappen wdc when last race over.