The Ferrari F2002 and F2004 are probably the most dominant cars of the modern era, with the MP4/4 and FW14B being the most dominant of the one before that. The Mercedes was unbeatable in 1954-55, much like the Ferrari of 1952-53 (though those seasons were run to F2 regulations, with little worthwhile competition).
@carnivorouspope The 60s’ Lotuses were very fragile and never looked like being totally dominant. Even the 72 which won Rindt the title was challenged by Ickx in the Ferrari. Even Andretti in ’78 was challenged by the Brabham fan car which was brought down by politicking.
Don’t get me wrong, these were fine cars, but they weren’t clearly much better than everyone else in the way that the truly dominant cars were.