The sense in the F1 paddock, in these dog days of autumn, is one of an era coming to an end.
As the 2013 championship reached its inevitable conclusion, attention has switched to 2014 and the start of something new. In contrast to the preceding decade, the past five seasons have been characterised by regular, sweeping technical change, but they still possess a sense of coherence as an epoch in their own right.
With apologies to Brawn GP and its sterling efforts in 2009, this has been the era of Red Bull, the era of Sebastian Vettel but perhaps even more so, the era of Adrian Newey.
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