“To me, it’s really killed what Formula 1’s all about. More power to Mercedes for being able to dominate so much of the thing, but who wants to go to a race when you know who’s going to win every friggin’ race that’s out there? That just gets boring.”
Now, he’s not the first and certainly won’t be the last to take a swipe at F1’s top team.
Max Verstappen for example has repeatedly argued how F1 has become boring because Mercedes are expected to win while Fernando Alonso took a two-year hiatus due to the predictability of the sport.
But their angst is all focused in the wrong direction. Mercedes deserve to be praised for the ingenuity their team have shown during the hybrid era.
The onus is on their rivals to come up with a way to match them and – simply put – teams like Red Bull and Ferrari haven’t been good enough.