The rise of the Mercedes juggernaut, Jenson Button’s unexpected triumph with Brawn – but what about the end of Ferrari’s 21st century dominance? As F1 brings in sweeping changes to regulations, how have teams adapted in the past?

How do you improve on 2021’s memorable and captivating F1 World Championship battle? The aerodynamic changes should make cars easier to follow, resulting in tighter racing, while a move to 18-inch rim tyres from 13-inch tyres mean the car’s design is vastly changed. With Lewis Hamilton alongside Nico Rosberg, Mercedes won 16 of the 19 races in the season, 11 of those coming from Hamilton’s car as he won his second drivers’ World Championship – and Mercedes won their first constructors’ title. Yet with 2014’s engine change, Christian Horner and his colleagues were caught out. Early indications suggest they’re better equipped for this year’s regulations change, too.

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