Last weekends Bahrain GP was the first time we truly saw this years Mercedes in anger and the result was terrifying. I’ve never seen a car as dominant as that, only heard of them, so I was wondering where the WO5 ranks in domination over the field. Possibly a list of most dominant F1 cars?
Suppose looking back it’s different because of the Refueling but the last time i remember a car as clearly quicker as this was the Mclaren in 98. They completely wiped the floor with the opposition for the first 2 grand Prix that season.
Then their controversial brake steer technology was banned and Ferrari closed the gap.
It (which was a Brabham) contested 1 race, won, and was withdrawn.
The W05 has only got 3 races to its name. I’m just saying that, until it dominates a season, I’m not comparing it to anything notable (OK, apart from that thing with a fan on its back – which was pretty notable for it).
Oh, and it raced for Bernie’s (yes, that Bernie) team.