I wanted to start this topic earlier but i wanted to have a reasonable spread of races before starting this thread. When we talk about the cream currently we talk about Lewis and Max. They are the benchmark when it comes to everything. I feel Lando Norris was underrated so far because it was perceived that Sainz wasn't the standard he should be judged against. This season Sainz with his quick acclimatizion has shown what a capable driver he is and this gives the context to Norris' performances in 2019 and 2020.
Now even Norris' harshest critics will agree he has made a big leap from last season in every single aspect be it raw pace, qualifying, race pace, race craft and tyre management. What we saw today just brought focus to his season so far. To qualify ahead of the best driver of this generation in a works Mercedes is definitely impressive.
Yes he is still not a finished article but clearly he is making big strides every time he gets in to the car. Share your thoughts, whether you agree or not..