At each SpaceX launch, they always make some big deal of Max Q which most of the time comes at around 13Km and at a speed of 1700Km.h-1
But on the way back, stage 1 is at this same altitude of 13km at around 3000km.h-1, and instead of having aerodynamic fairings to help splitting the air, it shows several nozzles to the airflow.
So the aerodynamic pressure on the nozzles is far more impressive than the one while climbing, isn't it?
Then why making such a big deal with this first Max Q which is by far, less important compared to the second one?
Thanks for your ideas and comments,