Why are Mercedes so fast? Maybe because the over-emphasis on aerodynamics has been rightly removed this year, allowing the engine to speak for itself.
Not that Hamilton fans will care too much
Avid followers will have seen Lewis suffer from pure and simple bad luck in the last few years.
Bahrain was another classic case, as after building a 7.5 second lead, a freak safety-car deployment took that away, and, his side of the garage had made an odd choice of using the faster tyre in the middle of the race.
Nonetheless, Hamilton held off Rosberg to win.
Hamilton is a Shanghai-specialist, but he will need his engineers to match Rosberg’s in order to claim a back-to-back-to-back triple victory.
If you feel confident that this is his season, get even more out of it by going to F1 Betting at the top and look at the odds for the next race, and the Championship.