So who expected that result, then? Mercedes coming away from the Spanish Grand Prix with a one-two after dominating the race from another front-row lockout?
The answer to that question is... most people, with the exception of those at Ferrari and elsewhere in Italy! To make matters worse, Max Verstappen in his Red Bull nipped into third on the first lap and drove a great race to beat the Ferraris to the final step of the podium - further increasing the Scuderia's points deficit.
In a season everyone hoped would produce battle after battle, increasingly it seems that Verstappen and Red Bull are the only forces with the potential to inject the drama we're all hoping for.