Analysis: Was Mercedes' 2015 season the most dominant ever?

It didn't make for spectacular viewing, but Mercedes' 2015 season was one of the most imperious in Formula 1 history. We delve into the record books to see how it stacks up against other past dominant campaigns.

Qualifying

Only once all year – in a frankly bizarre anomaly, where the Silver Arrows were nowhere to be seen in Singapore – did Mercedes to fail to secure pole position, matching its record from 2014 as well as Red Bull’s from 2011, in both outright and percentage terms.

The area in which Mercedes really excelled, however, was the number of front rows it managed to lock out. The only times the Brackley squad failed to get its cars one and two on the starting grid were Malaysia, Bahrain, Monza and, of course, Singapore, giving it a total of 15 of a possible 19 qualifying clean sweeps.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Lewis Hamilton , Nico Rosberg
Teams Mercedes
Article type Analysis