• The uncontested title tilt was undoubtedly the last thing that F1's ringmasters wished for at the beginning of the season.
• Mercedes cannot be faulted for their rivals' shortcomings in 2020.
• F1's greatest achievement this year was perhaps not the mastery of one man over his rivals.
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That the Mercedes W11 arrived at 2020's opening race in Austria dressed in black instead of its traditional silver, should have already been read as a warning sign of the impending doom about to be unleashed upon this year's championship.