Mercedes have dominated this season’s opening three grand prix as Hamilton battle it out with teammate Rosberg until the chequered flag, to win the first night race at Bahrain Grand Prix. Rosberg may have ended Hamilton’s pole run this season but it was the latter that ended up taking first place in a thrilling Bahrain Grand Prix after a floodlit night race full of overtaking and side by side battles between the two Mercedes teammates.
It was Hamilton’s second win in three races and probably could be his third if only he wasn’t forced to retire with engine problem in the inaugural Australian Grand Prix. And probably could be three in a rowfor Mercedes one-two at the podium also. With the result, Mercedes are eyeing another impressive result in Chinese Grand Prix next week and take again all the possible points available there is in the race. And if this kind of trend goes on, there’s a likelihood that Hamilton and Rosberg will be fighting for the Formula 1 title unless other teams can improve over time. Although other teams are showing signs of improvements but the dominance of Mercedes cannot be denied.
And that dominance is very evident as the top six drivers in the qualifying session were all Mercedes powered cars. The same goes to the podium finishers and six Mercedes powered car again who finished in the top ten. Many experts believe that Mercedes has been fantastic and have done a better job in taking advantage with the new regulations being applied this season. Although it is still too early to tell with regards to the dominance of Mercedes as it is only three races yet and there are still 16 more to come. I am hoping that Mercedes won’t follow the path of Brawn GP in 2009 where they have dominated the first part of the championship and struggled at the end of the year.
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