Gary Anderson: How Mercedes exposed Ferrari’s inadequacy again
Mercedes is having a far-from-smooth 2017, but to have come through those challenges and be on the brink of a fourth consecutive F1 title double exposes just how far short Ferrari still is of showing that level of quality.
The unstoppable freight train that is Mercedes running at speed, and with Lewis Hamilton driving like never before, means the 2017 drivers' and constructors' championship trophies will have a prominent place reserved for them in the trophy cabinet in Brackley.
Since the summer break Hamilton appears to have matured and his confidence in himself and his consistency is undeniable. Love him or hate him, you have to respect him, and I genuinely believe that he has joined the all-time greats of the sport.
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