Yep.. I think in Suzuka they had about 0,5 seconds on Renault on pure Q pace.
That's pretty massive for an aero circuit considering that TR barely got aero updates that season.
I don't really get this Suzuka qualy hype. It was a rain hit qualy, not a normal one. That result is misleading, that P6/P7 results are not based on pure performance. They were at the right time on the track, they were lucky. Other teams had much less luck.
Compared to Renault: in Q1 which can be handled as representative part of the qualy, all 4 cars were separated by 0.25s in Gasly/Sainz/Hartley/Hulk order. You are bending the results heavily. Anyway Suzuka weekend was an off weekend for Renault, that track didn't suit to RS18.
Q2/Q3 were not comparable as the timing of the hot laps were much more important than the performance of the car.
So in my view the end qualy result in Suzuka can not be representative of the true performance of TR-Honda.