Mercedes domination hurts F1 – Button

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McLaren-Honda driver Jenson Button thinks the way Mercedes has dominated F1 since the start of 2014 is having negative impact on the sport. However, he has high hopes that next year’s sweeping technical changes can spice up the grid.

2009 world champion Jenson Button has hit out at the current F1 pecking order. He did not blame Mercedes for having dominated the sport, but he feels sorry for the fans because of the complete lack of excitement.

“For me, the important thing is we get other teams involved fighting at the front, because having just two guys in the same car fighting at the front is not what the sport needs,” Button is quoted as saying by autosport.

"It needs other manufacturers involved, other teams involved, and that's where we're letting the sport down by not doing a good enough job."

This year’s Spanish GP was a special one after Mercedes drivers collided in the first lap which resulted in double retirement for the Anglo-German team. That allowed Red Bull and Ferrari to fight hard for the victory until the last lap of the race.

"Races like Barcelona when Mercedes weren't in the race, everyone loved it because there were four cars fighting for the win. That's something we hadn't had for three years, so hopefully we'll have more of that in the future of Formula 1.," he added.