In The Driver's Seat

Mercedes keep winning but advantage is marginal

Sunday's Azerbaijan Grand Prix looked like one of those slow burners as we waited for everyone to pull the trigger in the closing stages and stop worrying about conserving their tyres. But, in retrospect, it was exclusively a slugfest between the two Mercedes drivers.

Much was made of the fact that this was Mercedes' fourth consecutive one-two of the season, but great though that undoubtedly was, it does not set a new record.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 30, 2019, with the headline 'Mercedes keep winning but advantage is marginal'. Print Edition | Subscribe