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Ferrari and Mercedes should consider driver shake up

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Ever since Sebastian Vettel's dominance (starting in 2010) Formula One fans have become somewhat accustomed to one driver dominating every race and, therefore, the championship.

Starting in 2009 after his move to Red Bull from sister team Toro Rosso, Sebastian Vettel emerged as one of the best drivers on the grid. For four years, he dominated the sport, claiming four Drivers World Championships and four constructors championships.

This almost unparalleled winning streak ended rather abruptly at the beginning of the 2014 season. The introduction of hybrid engines expected to shake the grid up, however, no-one expected Red Bull's fall from grace to be so sudden and harsh.


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Mercedes became the team to beat, with Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg battling for the title. Despite how close the battle for the championship was, it was clear to all that the Brit had been the superior driver, showing exception talent, as well as a maturity and composure we weren't used to seeing.

He went on to win his second Drivers Championship in the final race of the season.

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Up to this point in the 2015 season, Hamilton has once again proven to be the best driver in the Mercedes team. Despite the fact Rosberg currently sits second in the championship, his chances of catching the two-time champ look slimmer with every race weekend that passes by.

Is Rosberg the Best Driver for Mercedes?

No doubt Rosberg is one of the best options for Mercedes as a team, he is a fantastic driver, and consistently scores high points. However, I don't think he's the best choice for spectators.

He is a poor racer and when the German gets embroiled in mid-race battles with Hamilton he often comes out behind his teammate and begins to fall behind.

Rosberg is contracted to the Brackley based outfit until 2017, so we are unlikely to see Hamilton partnered by an equally talented teammate until after that date, if at all.

Despite this fact, there are a number of drivers who would thrive in Rosberg's seat and would potentially make the sport much more exciting at the front. Daniel Ricciardo, Valtteri Bottas and Max Verstappen all names that spring to mind.

What About Kimi Raikkonen?

Ferrari made a mistake by signing Raikkonen to a new contract. If they had of gone with Bottas, yes it might have been more expensive, however, they would have signed a driver with endless potential.

Someone who has already proven that he has what it takes to succeed at the top whilst Raikkonen continues to flounder as his teammate flourishes.

What do you guys think? Would these changes make the sport more interesting? Leave your thoughts down below.

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