Reliability and error-free driving key to Hamilton and Mercedes’ dominance

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In the round-up: FIA president Jean Todt says Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes have achieved a level of dominance beyond what he achieved as Ferrari team principal at the beginning of the century.

What they say

Todt was in charge at Ferrari when the team won six consecutive constructors championships and took Schumacher to five back-to-back drivers titles. Mercedes have swept the last seven teams championships and their drivers Hamilton and Nico Rosberg took all the drivers titles during that time.

Todt was asked to compare Hamilton’s success with Schumacher’s:

We’re talking about different persons, different ingredients. The only thing really we can compare is seven against seven [six]. But otherwise on one side you had a very structured, organised German team with, as we said, a very talented, extra-talented driver. And on the other side, you had an Italian team with a different mentality, different approach, which became well structured, well organised and also had a great driver, Michael Schumacher.

But I will say I feel – and I’m sure that I will be quoted for that – the supremacy, the dominance of Mercedes and Lewis is bigger than the one we had at the time with Ferrari and Michael. And a credit to them, the car is very reliable, more reliable. The second Bahrain [race], which was missed by Lewis, for two years he did not miss to score points in a race. It’s absolutely outstanding. Reliability and the driver not doing a mistake, so it’s just the combination again.

Quotes: Dieter Rencken

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