They are going into their seventh season of being the dominant team in the sport, and will probably be the dominant team again in 2021 (when the same fundamental 2020 race cars will be used, until new chassis & budget cap regulations are introduced in 2022 which could change the competitive order). If I have my numbers right, I think such a long run of dominance is unprecedented in either Formula One or European Grand Prix Racing?
I'm trying to think if any rival F1 or Grand Prix constuctors ever performed dominantly for longer than that?
- McLaren were very strong between 1984 to 1991 (eight seasons) winning seven drivers' and six constructors', however Williams-Honda beat them to the constructors' championship in 1986 & 1987, and to the drivers' championship in 1987.
- Ferrari won five seasons of drivers' championships from 2000 to 2004, and six seasons of constructors' championships from 1999 to 2004.^
- Williams-Renault were very strong between 1992 to 1997 (six seasons) winning four drivers' and five constuctors', however Benetton beat them to the drivers' championship in 1994 & 1995, and to the constructors' in 1995.
- Red Bull-Renault won four drivers' and four constructors' championships from 2010 to 2013.
Or were vehicles constructed by Alfa Romeo, Bugatti and Mercedes itself far more dominant than the modern day Mercedes, albeit racing in seasons of independent Grand Prixs (outside of the short-lived '25-'30 World championship &'31-'39 European championship) without over-arching championship standings (as the style of the time) ?
^ Ferrari won six seasons of drivers' championships from 2000 to 2008, and eight seasons of constructors' championships from 1999 to 2008 (including McLaren's disqualification from the 2007 constructors' championship). However both McLaren and Renault defeated Ferrari to drivers' championships, winning 1999 & 2008 and 2005-2006 respectively, and indeed Ferrari were particularly uncompetitive in 2005.