Date: 5th September 2017 at 6:10pm
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The Formula One paddock appears to be split. Do Mercedes now hold a clear advantage over Ferrari?

Or is Mercedes recent perceived dominance just track specific?

Mercedes in the Formula One constructors championship have always held an advantage over Ferrari.

The pairing of Lewis Hamilton and Valterri Bottas is clearly stronger than Sebastian Vettel being supported by Kimi Raikkonen.

Whilst Mercedes have allowed their drivers to compete for the title against one another, Ferrari have a clear number one driver in Vettel and support act in Raikkonen.

But despite Ferrari employing this tactic, Mercedes now have the advantage in both title races.

Have Ferrari fallen behind? Or will the pendulum swing once again at tracks like Singapore that have rarely favoured the Silver Arrows?

‘It looks like Ferrari have made a step back somehow, We were very solid but also they haven’t performed how everyone expected. Red Bull starting from the back of the grid and almost finishing P3? Something is out of sync, something is not how it should be.’

‘We thought they would be closer,Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff told Sky Sports.

Wolff added: ‘The slow, twisty circuits have rather suited Red Bull and Ferrari and lots of high-speed downforce was good for our car. But I don’t think that is a pattern which can’t be broken. Nevertheless, I expect it to be a more difficult weekend.’