Would F1 be better off without its big three?

Would F1 be better off without its big three?

Formula 1's top three teams are a class apart this year. Would the racing be better if the ultra-close midfield was in fact the title battle?

Formula 1 has always been an unfair fight between its haves and have nots. This is inevitable in a world ruled by jungle law, where only the fittest survive. Might breeds success, success breeds money, money breeds more success, and round and round the cycle goes.

F1's big three teams are away and gone. Everybody knew it during pre-season testing. Haas team boss Gunther Steiner estimated their advantage was up to 1.5 seconds already. An impossible gap to bridge for the rest.

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