Originally Posted by gwsat
No offense taken. When I posted that what Marussia had done was boring I recognized that scoring any kind of points is a signal achievement for a back marker team. I used what Marussia did and how the media hyped it only as an illustration of how little suspense there is this year. The overwhelming dominance of Mercedes and the significant superiority of Red Bull and Ferrari over the rest of the teams means that points scored by anybody else are unlikely to have any impact on either the Drivers or Constructors Championship, which really is boring, it seems to me. I certainly did not mean to denigrate Marussia's accomplishment.
I knew what you meant.
I too seriously doubt there will be much drama going forward.
The non-MB powerunits
are clearly inferior.
With the MB unit being vastly better and couple that with a very good chassis (MB's) and it's "game over."
Although Vettel won so often last year, we forget there was always a battle for the other 2 spots on the podium.
After Webber basically gave up, we had Ferrari, Renault, MB, and other teams showing up on the top steps.
This year, the top 2 steps will be MB (barring a DNF).
Certainly DR made a run at it today, but that was only possible because LH lost his stereoscopic vision.
With Adrien Newey's chassis being much, much better than Ferrari's, well, there isn't much drama in the run to 3 & 4.
RB should have those spots locked up easily (again, barring some kind of technical problem).