Team-mate Alex Albon, meanwhile, is being forced to contend with an outside pressure as he has so far struggled to extract as much performance out of his RB16 as his team-mate.
The 24-year-old has often been criticised, particularly as the man he replaced at Red Bull in Pierre Gasly is having a stellar season with AlphaTauri, culminating in his maiden win at Monza.
Albon believes, however, there is a straightforward solution to ignoring the comments online and on social media.
"I’d say it’s quite simple – just to stop looking at your phone," asserted Albon. "Put away your phone.
"In the end, you’re the only one who can really make the change. Obviously, all these comments, they’re there but they can’t really control anything I can. So it’s very much like you understand it or you see it.
"I just see it as an opinion, that’s great, but I train to be better and that’s where I’m focusing."
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