Sergio is a very 'quick' driver.
I think he will do fine up against Max, despite the head-start.
That is what determines a good driver from the rest of the pack.
Think about it!.... How many times have you seen him make mistakes over the past seven seasons with FI/RP?
He is not prone to many and always 'punches' above his weight when the opportunity presents itself.
As long as RBR gives him the support he needs, he'll learn the car quickly.
True! Also, I feel that taking junior drivers vs. more senior ones, doesn't help with the car development. Also there Checo will be very strong with all his experience. RBR will for sure be better with him.