"I think that's been the case for the last few years hasn't it? The best driver in F1 without a win," he told the Sky Sports F1 podcast.
"Yeah, there's no doubt about that particular stat, I think, you know, he had a few qualifying errors this year, we saw in Mexico, in Qatar, Abu Dhabi but, what was really impressive was he recovered from them.
"If you look at the race in Mexico, I personally think was the drive of the season, what he did on Sunday.
"Starting from the back of the grid, coming through the pack, there was no real luck involved just absolute pace and overtaking and a really well managed race, and he came through to get a solid haul of points from a pretty annoying qualifying error by his own admission."
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