Sebastian Vettel has rubbished talk that his domination of this year's Formula 1 championship could prove to be a turn-off for fans of the sport.
Although Vettel has won six of the eight races held so far this year, and holds a 77-point lead in the title chase over Jenson Button and Mark Webber, he insists that his form is not making grand prix racing boring.
"I think we had great races so far," said Vettel, who is favorite for victory in this weekend's British Grand Prix. "Obviously I cannot see the races live, but from what I saw afterwards, if you compare to a couple of years back, I think the races have been great.
"There has been a lot of action and tension until the end, so I think the races are not decided by lap one or after the first corner, especially with the tire strategy we run these days. It has never really been clear until the end, and it depends on the race.
"Of course you will have some races that are more exciting than others, but I guess that is normal. If you look in other sports, sometimes you have the best two clubs in the world play each other in football and then they draw, no goals, and people switch off the television or go out of the stadium and say that is boring. Next time they come and it was the best game they ever saw!
"It is hard to improve the show every single time. I think they have been thinking a lot about how to help us overtake, or make the races more interesting than they were in the past and it works quite well. Of course, I think it is human to ask for more and more and more, but I think it also means that you make sure you don't change too much too quickly."
Vettel has also revealed that he does not care – or even know – how big his advantage is at the head of the points table.
"To be honest, I don't really think about the gap and, generally, I don't want you to tell me now the answer," he said. "I don't even know the gap to, I think, Jenson who is second behind me. There is no importance in leading the championship now. The most important time is after the last race, and I think we learned that last year.
"Obviously we are in a bit of a different position right now compared to last year but still a very, very long way to go and a lot of points to get. I think with the points system we run today it might be tempting to feel too safe, so really I try to go race by race and step by step."