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The aftermath of F1's biggest periods of dominance

With one of the biggest talking points heading into the 2024 Formula 1 season being if Red Bull can maintain its era of domination, making a firm prediction this far out remains a tricky task. So let’s look back at previous campaigns of supremacy and see if history points to what happens next…

The swing from Christmas lethargy into a sudden burst of energy often coincides with the change of the date's final digit. Thankfully, in a couple of weeks, the instantaneous desire to better one's self will have faded and the gyms will be less clogged up; the people who perch on the machines purely to doomscroll will pack it in - but they'll be back next January. Happy new year, folks.

Cynicism aside, the convenient segmentation of time into years offers the chance for change. Just look at Formula 1's history; empires and dominant streaks have fallen over the winter, diverting the course of the championship's storylines for the ensuring seasons after.

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