It's not a foregone conclusion that Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull will take their fourth consecutive world championship double this year. But after victory in the Belgian Grand Prix, it's very probable.
The Vettel/Red Bull alliance is a force of nature. Since catapulting to the front of the Formula 1 grid amid the major rule change of 2009, the German has won 30 races and three-and-a-half titles, with Mark Webber adding a further nine first-place trophies to the burgeoning cabinet in Milton Keynes that now towers over the reception desk of the factory.
Inevitably, there are a host of critics queuing up to complain they have had it too easy.
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Edd Straw is Editor-in-Chief of Autosport, overseeing both print and digital versions of the brand. Edd has worked for Autosport since joining as a junior reporter in 2002. He became Editor in November 2014, having previously worked as National Editor, News Editor and Grand Prix Editor.
Originally from Guernsey in the Channel Islands, he joined Autosport shortly after graduating from university. He went on to cover a wide range of categories from club motorsport to the World Touring Car Championship and Le Mans to Formula 3 before switching to F1 full-time at the 2008 French Grand Prix. He continues to cover a range of international events in his position as Editor-in-Chief.
In his spare time, he was formerly a club racer whose abilities did not match his enthusiasm in a variety of categories.