On the track he can be a fast driver, he does good on qualifying, but today i have concluded that Nico is just not good enough when it comes to overtaking an equal car on a race day. Pressure doesn't mix well with him, as you can see at Spa when he broke his wing on Hamilton's car. On Monza, Hamilton wasnt even on his rear end and he locked up twice on the same place because he felt the pressure of Lewis coming fast.
Today these thoughts have been confirmed when he dramatically locked the brakes on the first corner and ruined his tires when he tried an abrupt move to overtake Lewis.
He clearly doesn't have the edge on these situations.
he still recovered second place, but the car definitely played a very big part and he had a big performance boost against the others.