“Jenson is very smooth at the wheel and his technical feedback excellent: you don’t become a Formula 1 world champion for no reason! When he is in a high-pressure situation, such as a qualifying lap for instance, he is able to change everything and give his best to match one-lap experts like [Lewis] Hamilton.
“He is sensitive to how the tyres behave, so he can’t overdrive a car. That said, his feedback is so good that he can take the car wherever he wants it to be.”
“With Jenson’s driving style being slightly different, this means he needs to set up the car a certain way in order to go fast. He is sensitive to how the tyres behave, so he can’t overdrive a car. That said, his feedback is so good that he can take the car wherever he wants it to be. That’s when he is capable of driving it on the limit and extract the most out of it.
“His smoothness can lead to some unexpected situations though, such as last year when he could not always bring the tyres up to temperature under cool conditions. We worked on finding little things so he could drive the car the way he wanted to.”