I find it fascinating that Mercedes has been able to hold onto this dominance for so long. There were closer seasons, but for the most part they had a car that was a class above the rest. This is supposed to be the pinnacle of motorsports and other teams should have pretty much the best engineers and drivers as well, and yet Mercedes was able to maintain their lead for this long....
Funny enough, the Formula 1 site released their list of top 20 fastest drivers of the past 40 years:
https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/arti ... iH1Cz.html
It's an entertaining read and Hamilton made third and Rosberg 5th, Bottas 13th. Of the active drivers right now, Hamilton would be the best. If you'd believe their methodology and algorithms, that would mean the Mercs have had a solid driver lineup throughout its dominance. Coupled with a great technical team, that would have been very hard to beat.
I wonder now with the breathing space they have with their dominant car, if they'll be able to look more into 2022 and continue that dominance.