I have to say that even though Stroll has been outqualified every race this year til Monza, he has shown good performance in the races. I was expecting much worse. he has basically matched Perez, however both of them are actualy not good qualifiers and Stroll has not been close on Saturdays, which means he would probably suffer against a stronger teammate.
But Stroll, for being 20 years old, has justified his place on the grid for me so far this season, he has raced quite well. His Race in Germany being a standout. He is not a pay driver to me anymore.
“Match” and “both” are used quite loosely in your statement...
There’s a large difference between being beaten by a tenth than three or four tenths of a second in qualifying, like last year battle between Perez and Ocon, the former, and the battle between Perez and Stroll, the latter.
Also in race day. The current point difference is related with Stroll’s outlier at Germany than the actual performance from the Canadian on Sundays.
Stroll is the racing driver that the majorities portray?
No, he’s better, but this is not a tough battle for Perez...