How F1 is being robbed of classic fights

How F1 is being robbed of classic fights

There has been plenty of excited talk about a much tighter battle at the front of the F1 grid in 2018, but a closer look at the data from recent races shows we should already have been treated to some fascinating scraps this year

Formula 1 keeps teasing us. The pieces have all been in place a few times already now, but fans keep being denied what we really want.

Three of the past five races should have been all-out fights for victory between as many as six cars. But even if that's being optimistic - and judging by the lacklustre performances of Valtteri Bottas and Kimi Raikkonen in the Mexican Grand Prix, it probably is - the simple fact is those races should have been three-team battles.

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