Lewis Hamilton won the season-closing Abu Dhabi Grand Prix from pole, his 11th victory of his latest championship season. And as Martin Brundle noted, it’s not clear if he broke sweat in so doing.
Lewis Hamilton in the Brazilian Grand Prix won his 10th race of an imperious 2018 season. Ho-hum. Not even that Hamilton had never before won a Grand Prix after taping up that year’s title stopped him this time. Mercedes with it sealed its latest constructors’ championship. Ho and indeed hum.
It was supposed to be a coronation. In this United States Grand Prix a result of the sort we’d got used to lately repeated would secure Lewis Hamilton’s fifth world championship. And Austin is just about his happiest hunting ground. Plus Ferrari, his closest challenger, was imploding.
The German Grand Prix weekend at Hockenheim was but the latest reminder of the mantras’ efficacy. And the sternest one. Sebastian Vettel took a crushing pole position in his Ferrari – Mercedes spoke of the Italian car having a half second advantage on the straights alone. And moreover Vettel’s title foe Lewis Hamilton started 14th after a qualifying hydraulics failure on his Mercedes.
To think that just over two weeks ago after Melbourne’s season-opening qualifying session we were bracing ourselves for a year of Mercedes domination. Somehow Ferrari, and Sebastian Vettel, has won the campaign’s opening two rounds. The first time the Scuderia has done so since its pomp of 2004.
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