Formula 1 has always been an unfair fight between its haves and have nots. This is inevitable in a world ruled by jungle law, where only the fittest survive. Might breeds success, success breeds money, money breeds more success, and round and round the cycle goes.
F1's big three teams are away and gone. Everybody knew it during pre-season testing. Haas team boss Gunther Steiner estimated their advantage was up to 1.5 seconds already. An impossible gap to bridge for the rest.
"Between the top three and the other ones it is between one second and 1.5 seconds I think," Steiner suggested. "The big teams will always have more resources to do it, and this is to be expected.