Red Bull Racing boss Christian Horner reaffirmed that consistency over the season will be critical to winning this year's Formula 1 World Championship.
With fluctuations in form delivering unpredictable race results, Horner thinks that success in the title chase is now dependent on the long game and ensuring teams score points at every opportunity.
"I think it is not by coincidence that we have had five races now and five different winners. It is also not coincidence that we have managed to emerge from race five and we find ourselves leading both drivers' and constructors' championships," explained Horner. "These tires are obviously the key to performance. I think there is a great deal of head scratching going on up and down the paddock, and it is a matter of whoever understands these tire characteristics and manages to broaden the window of performance from track to track will ultimately prevail.
"I think where we have done a good job is on the days where we have not been able to win, we have managed to stage a respectable recovery. Consistency over the year is ultimately what is going to be critical."
Horner says teams are still trying understanding the tires and that, although individual events may fall to different teams, it is performance over the whole campaign that is much more important.
"Who knows, we might have Caterham winning the next race!" he said. "I think for the time being, performance is going to fluctuate from team to team.
"But the most important thing is to be consistent. Arguably after five races we must have been the most consistent because we find ourselves leading both championships, so the days that don't go your way, you have still got to make sure that you optimize: that you have good strategy, good pit work and ultimately pretty reasonable pace in clear air in the race."