Brawn doesn't believe Mercedes will dominate like Williams in 1992

16-04-2019 18:30
by Bobby Vincent
Brawn doesn't believe Mercedes will dominate like Williams in 1992

Formula 1 boss Ross Brawn doesn't believe Mercedes will dominate the 2019 season the way Williams did back in 1992, despite becoming the first team to achieve the feat of three successive one-two finishes since the British side 27 years ago.

Lewis Hamilton dominated the race in China on Sunday, with Valtteri Bottas coming behind his team-mate - after being on pole at the Shanghai International Circuit - to make history for Mercedes.

The Silver Arrows have now completed the first three races of the season with its cars locking out the front row in each one; something that hasn't been done since Nigel Mansell and Riccardo Patrese achieved it in 1992.

"It was down to a superior technical package in the era of active suspension, to the extent that Mansell brought home a further two wins before Ayrton Senna delivered one of his trademark miracle performances in Monaco, which momentarily interrupted an incredible run of wins," Brawn said in F1's official weekend debrief.

"However, despite the statistics being racked up by Mercedes, I don't believe that 2019 will follow the same script as '92. The three consecutive one-two finishes scored by Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas are definitely down to a team that is operating to perfection at the moment, with a top-notch technical package, but it's also fair to say it is up against stronger opposition that was Williams back in '92."

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