Jenson Button believes Sebastian Vettel’s era of dominance does not compare to the boredom endured when Michael Schumacher ruled supreme.
Vettel is on course to win his fourth consecutive Formula One world title following his victory in the Italian Grand Prix, opening up a 53-point cushion over nearest rival Fernando Alonso.
Only two drivers in F1 history have won four successive championships – Juan Manuel Fangio from 1954-1957, and Schumacher, who managed five in a row from 2000-2004.
“It’s different from what I remember with Michael,” said Button.
“They (Red Bull) have won the championship for three (consecutive) years and they are going to win it again – I think.
“But the racing seems more fun these days, there is more action and there are a lot of different people winning grands prix.
“You also have four different teams winning races now - which should be five, and it will be five in the future, as I include us.
“But the racing is better than when Michael won the championship and with Michael it felt like ‘Well, he is going to win it next year as well’
“But I don’t think it feels like that now. Every year it doesn’t feel like ‘Well, Sebastian is going to win it again’.
“It feels as though you come out of the blocks and everyone is fighting for victories, but they (Red Bull) get stronger through the year - or we and the other teams are not as strong as them.”