F1 Season Till Now: The Big Three
Summarising The Season so far of the Big Three Teams: Mercedes, Red Bull and Ferrari
Who are the Big Three?
Big Three Refers to the Three Front Runner teams in the current Generation of Formula 1. These teams are Mercedes, Red Bull Honda and Ferrari. These teams have consistently been in the top tier of Formula 1 and are considered the main and somewhat only Contenders of the Championship.
Hamilton in his W11
Mercedes have clearly Cemented their dominance in Formula 1 from the Turbo Hybrid Era and this year is no different. The DAS System installed in their car is basically A Gravestone for Red Bull and Ferrari's Title Hopes. The Sheer speed of this car is Good Enough to make Lord Mahaveer a Solid Formula 3 Title Contender. As For Hamilton and Bottas, They have enough speed to Reach Q1 on a set of worn out Hard Tires ("My Tires are DEAD Bono!") while others are on a fresh set of Soft's. Mercedes haven't stopped here. To Add to Red Bull's Misery, they have installed Upgrades for the Italian Gran Prix. I Mean at this point Hamilton can Just Take off for Mars in this car.
Verstappen in his RB16
Christian Horner and Company might have finally made a Legitimate Title Contender. However, There are still some Issues. Firstly, The car is still a fair bit slower than the Mercedes. The Merc's Dominance has been Asserted over the Can of Energy Drink's but this does not mean that the Rampant Bull cannot hold its Own. After Consistent Strong showings from Max Verstappen, Including a win at Silverstone, Shows that The Red Bull-Max Combo works just like a charm even in 2020. The Problem Arises in my Second Point, That is Alexander Albon. Boy Oh Boy are we having a Deja Vu. Just Like Last Year, The Second Driver, This year in the form of Albon, Has under performed. Albon's Lackluster form can be due to many reasons. A reason usually overshadowed is Horner's Favoritism towards Max. Since the Verstappen-Ricciardo We have seen and heard Christians Attempts to Favor Max. Be it a better strategy, better engineers or maybe even a Better Car(Is that even Allowed?), We have Noticed Christians Willingness to make Verstappen a Primary Weapon and aim for the Constructors Championship. As all Politics go, 90 Percent of the Story is underground and we cannot say what is going on at Red Bull.
Leclerc in his SF1000
Oh How the Great Have Fallen! Ferrari O Ferrari, What have You Done? This is no surprise to anyone by now that Ferrari are Dreadfully Slow, Specially When Compared to their Predecessor, The SF-90. Vettel Getting knocked down to Q2 consistently on the basis of Raw Pace makes it Crystal Clear that the Ferrari is now a MIDFIELD TEAM. The Start of the season was not as bad as compared to what the pace of the car is now. Wonderkid Leclerc somehow squeezed 2 Podiums out of this abomination of a Machine. The Pace is the 7th Fastest of the 10 teams at best. Yes we all wanted The Trio of McLaren, Ferrari and Williams battle side by side again but not in this way.
Side (Somewhat Important) Note
This is Part 1 of the 3 part Article That I am Writing. Part 2 (Midfield) and Part 3 (Backmarkers) Will be out on Friday (4th Sept) and Sunday(6th Sept) Respectively. Make Sure to check those ones out as Well. If you are reading this Post 6th September 2020, The other articles are already out.