Formula 1 keeps teasing us. The pieces have all been in place a few times already now, but fans keep being denied what we really want.
Three of the past five races should have been all-out fights for victory between as many as six cars. But even if that's being optimistic - and judging by the lacklustre performances of Valtteri Bottas and Kimi Raikkonen in the Mexican Grand Prix, it probably is - the simple fact is those races should have been three-team battles.
How good does that sound? It's something F1 hasn't had since the middle of 2013, after which Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull returned from the summer break and won every race to the end of that season. Mercedes then picked up where Vettel left off when the new regulations came in for 2014, and since then we have been feeding on scraps in terms of multi-team excitement at head of the field.