Brundle: "We have to accept that Mercedes is starting to dominate"

15-04-2019 12:06
by Matt Gretton
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Brundle: We have to accept that Mercedes is starting to dominate

Three races into the 2019 Formula 1 season and Mercedes has produced a hatrick of one-two results. That sort of hatrick is rare and Martin Brundle tells fans to accept that Mercedes' dominance isn't coming to an end anytime soon.  

The Ferrari power package is perhaps on par or even ahead of the Silver Arrows, but in terms of downforce, the German team has nailed it. Sky Sports commentator and pundit, Brundle says we must accept the fact that Mercedes is in control.

"We've soon got to stop talking about Ferrari this, Ferrari that, Ferrari amazing power...because they are not delivering," Brundle said on Sky Sports.

"We have to accept that Mercedes are beginning to dominate this. Ferrari could and should have won in Bahrain, we must remember that. But in the cold light of day, Mercedes are comfortably leading both championships with three one-twos in three races."

Brundle believes Ferrari has a lot more power which they are unable to use. In Melbourne, the Ferrari was much slower than expected and it looked like they were backing off. Then when Charles Leclerc was blasting in Bahrain, something broke.

"I think Ferrari have got a load of power that they can't use. I don't know if it's heat management or reliability, but they seem as though they can turn it on. You suddenly see a top speed and think 'wow, that's incredible' -but they don't deliver it very often," Brundle added.

Spendoggy Dog +70 15-04-2019 13:40
He's right, man. Merc are just the best team, ppl need to stop obsessing over Ferrari's "superior" engine
Maldonadon +71 15-04-2019 13:54
the engine ís superior tho. just a question of figuring the chassis out and getting the strategy right
George Biggs +72 15-04-2019 13:41
I still trust binnoto to figure it out, he knows what hes doing
Fenech Abraham +41 15-04-2019 16:39
Pointless having the most powerful unreliable engine/car. You have to finish and win races to win the titles.

Anyone can build a straight line rocket but not everyone can make it go fast in the corners or like the current Mercedes on EVERY track.
Eirik Dahl +5 15-04-2019 22:47
Yes! Merc won a very deserving victory. Their machine is the best the sport has ever seen, and it has been the entire hybrid era. Not only that, but their strategy was brilliant, and the double stack this weekend was a masterclass! Pure excellence!

There is only one downside to their brilliance: It creates the most boring races in history. I love F1 and have not missed one race weekend for over 5 years, but lately, I find my self on the phone, or even fast asleep. Watching Lewis win without any challenge is dreadfully boring - I don't bother to watch the podium ceremony if there is not an unusual face there anymore. Even perfection becomes mundane if it is too much of it, and although I was very hyped pre-season, I feel it is quickly washing away...
Ward Paterson +101 15-04-2019 23:08
Yep, Merc are the leaders. They have been the last 5 seasons. F1 is dead. Maybe Merc need to start their own series where they have 20 merc cars in a race and leave F1 to the midfield teams like Ferrari and Redbull. No doubts fans (other than Merc fans) are leaving the sport in droves.. Such a shame, the dominance and lack of action by FIA & Liberty to do anything about the inequality it has made it boring as fuk
McSerb +72 15-04-2019 23:23
Jumping to conclusions AGAIN. Before the championship started people thought Ferrari would be the team to beat. Myself included AND Martin Brundle included. After only 3 races and an absolutely unlucky outcome for a DOMINANT Ferrari in Bahrain we can see that Brundle is now saying the opposite. Bahrain is rear-end limited and Ferrari objectively dominated Mercedes there while China is front-end limited and it favored Mercedes. The fact that Ferrari failed to win in Bahrain is just down to unlucky circumstances and you can not make a pattern of it. Brundle knows this better than I do but working for the media makes you say all kinds of nonsense. The truth is that both cars are circuit-dependent and the balance of powers will shift depending on the nature of the circuits and the limitations of the cars.

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