‘The law of diminishing returns’, as Martin Brundle put it.
Red Bull’s car was so fast, streamlined, efficient, that they can only improve so much.
McLaren have made a huge leap forward.
Yet the season now depends on luck,
But for ONE wet corner, Lewis Hamilton would have won.
Belgium, Italy, Singapore, Japan, Korea, Abu Dhabi – Hamilton has proven that he is especially strong at these tracks in the past.
India is new, and in Brazil he has not previously excelled.
So McLaren have a hope of winning every race – yet, this IS racing.
Anything can happen. So for Vettel to be over-hauled in points, he needs car problems, and the other need the rub of the track; Safety cars, weather, tyre issues, temperatures, pit stops, other cars behaviour – a whole lot of luck is going to go into the fine margin of points from now on.