London - One-two victories by Mercedes in the first three races of the season does not mean Formula One is set for a repeat of 1992, when then-dominant Williams did the same and ran away with the title, according to Ross Brawn.
The sport's managing director for motorsport said on Tuesday that the situation was very different now to the last time a team started the campaign with three one-twos in a row.
"Despite the statistics being racked up by Mercedes, I don't believe that 2019 will follow the same script as ‘92," said Brawn in a review of Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix.
"The three consecutive one-two finishes scored by Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas are definitely down to a team that is operating to perfection at the moment, with a top notch technical package.
"But it’s also fair to say it is up against stronger opposition than was Williams back in ’92."