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The two eras of dominance that defined a decade in F1
In the first of a series of features looking back on the decade about to conclude, we assess the two drivers that have dominated Formula 1 since 2010 - Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton – and savour the promise of a battle that never came
Two drivers have dominated the past decade of Formula 1, in two distinct periods.
The first four years were all about Sebastian Vettel: a Michael Schumacher-esque wunderkind who formed an unstoppable, almost Jim Clark-like bond with that sequence of ingenious Adrian Newey-designed Red Bulls.
After that, came F1's ultra-complicated hybrid engine era, Mercedes' dominance, and Lewis Hamilton rising (again and again) to repeatedly conquer the world - and conquer Vettel too.
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