“The work that we have been doing with Stoffel and its engineers for the last few weeks is starting to pay off, said Boullier speaking to Belgian TV broadcaster RTBF in Austria. Each time he enters the circuit, he's right on track.
“A lot of people forget that it takes some time for young drivers to adapt to the demands of F1, especially in terms of braking. It took Vettel six months at Toro Rosso, same for Verstappen, Ricciardo, and others who went through the same learning process before graduating to Red Bull fully prepared.
“When the car is delivering, he is only one tenth adrift.”
“The tricky thing for Stoffel is that he is racing for one of the most high-profile teams on the grid and alongside one of the best drivers. But when the car is delivering, he is only one tenth adrift.”