Yes, perhaps the drama of the first two races have spoiled us to a certain extent but the fact that the leadership swapped places on several occasions on track would have marked this out as notable in many other more one-sided seasons.
On a more general point, fascinating that although the RB pre-season form seems real, the gap to the Merc seems to have been eroded to the point where driver performance on the day, tyre and race-management and avoidance of minor errors is deciding the 1-2-3 rather than blinding differences in pace. Prior to the first race of the season that was not expected to be the case and Merc taking two out of three is probably the very best they could a have hoped for.
Hopefully it’ll remain close throughout the season but one thing that may throw a spanner in the works is that 2022 regulations are substantially different. In previous seasons we’ve seen differing rates of development on the current cars because teams have had to balance how much priority to give to the tweaks for this year v next year. I really don’t know how the huge changes slated for next year will affect that.
Also, Perez looking a much better bet than Albon in the RB. Nip and tuck at Ferrari, Norris showing he can maximise the McLaren and I think he may well be in with a shot at a win if the fates combine to take some of the top four out.