FIA boss Todt believes Mercedes dominance isn't unordinary

30-11-2018 17:00 | Updated: 30-11-2018 17:07
by Bobby Vincent
FIA boss Todt believes Mercedes dominance isn't unordinary

FIA boss Jean Todt doesn't agree with the "boredom" that people label on Formula One because of the dominance displayed in recent seasons by Mercedes.

Mercedes have recently claimed their fifth constructors' championship in a row, as well their fifth successive drivers' championship with Lewis Hamilton's dominant 2018 season.

But Todt believes that dominant teams/players are dominant in almost every sport and not just Formula One; and that's just the way sport works, according to the FIA boss.

"Bayern Munchen is not the leading team in the Bundesliga for the first time in six years, but Paris Saint-Germain has dominated Ligue 1 for the past six years and has returned to 13 matches and are 13 points ahead in the table and Usain Bolt dominated the 100 and 200 meter sprints for ten years worldwide," Todt explained.

"The Mercedes domination in Formula One is not an isolated case.

"Every sport is very closely linked to excellence. Of course we all want things to be a bit more varied, more entertaining, and if I had a magic wand, I'd like to think that (Formula One) is a little less predictable, that we experience races with a narrower power density."

Will Ferrari or even Red Bull stand a chance against Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas next season, as new driver line-ups for both teams aim to try and cover some ground on the Silver Arrows.

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