If the teammate battles were also bit better this year, there would be a bit more excitement.Phil wrote: ↑Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:39 amI really dont see the issue. Mercedes is dominant, they deserve to win. Throughout the history of the sport, there have been more “processional races” than exciting ones. When the cars qualify in the order of their speed, there is little unpredictability and fewer overtakes. Doesnt take a rocket scientist to figure that one out.
I think the main issue (if there is one) is that the gap between teams is too large. If the gap were smaller, there’d be more variation because the nuances in performance would be bridged by the drivers who tend to make mistakes here and there. But arguably, despite Mercedes being that strong, the midfield is quite competitive and the gap to the front has also decreased this year.
Bottas has a chance to redeem himself in AUS.
LEC/VET has been somewhat neutered by Ferrari's backing VET 100% (not saying I disagreed with their initial decision), and VER is absolutely trouncing GAS. GAS is closer to the STR boys than VER.