It's almost impossible to meaningfully compare the performance of Drupal and Wordpress, because their speed varies widely depending on the configuration and installed modules / plugins. Both are capable of scaling when sites are built by skilled developers.
Regarding the Webiny benchmark, it's almost certain that Drupal's page cache was disabled (the default setting) for the test; I ran the same
ab command on an Amazon micro instance and got over 100 requests per second.
That said, the Drupal community has a lot of interest in performance (the High Performance group is a good place to start). The core development workflow has a process to account for performance issues. And the ecosystem offers a range of modules to scale even further, including support for memcached, boost, varnish, APC, MongoDB, CDNs, and others.