Sebastian Vettel complained that Mercedes’s dominance is ‘so boring’ and he doesn’t think of just last four races this year as Mercedes was dominating most of the time in the last five years.
Mercedes dominated the first three years of the hybrid turbo-era (2014- 2016), as they won 86.44% of the races in that period, and in 2017 and 2018 they had a stronger competition in Ferrari, even though they secured the titles several races before the end.
Although Ferrari was expected to push Mercedes harder this year, the Anglo-German team was relentless in the perfect performance in all four races where they scored four 1-2 victories.
Vettel is currently their closest competitor with a huge 35 points gap and the four-time world champion has called their domination boring after another 1-2 in Baku.
“Boring, isn’t it?”, said Vettel after Baku, where he finished third for the second consecutive race.
“They’re so boring, not just in the last four races, it has been four years, more or less.”
“We have to work hard, work better. We’re pushing as much as we can.”
“But you have to respect the fact that they are doing a phenomenal job and bring their cars to the right place in most situations.”
“But I believe in this team and I know that we can improve. I think we have a good car, but we have not always been able to get there where it should have been, so it’s hard to have the trust and the feel in the car.”
“But I’m sure we will turn the situation around.”
“With Charles we had the potential for pole position, and if you have a car that is fast enough to be potentially on pole position, then you have got a good car overall.”
“In the race we were not as fast as them, but we did not finish 20 seconds behind them.”