Mark Webber believes only the unusual circumstances in the first races of the season have been the reason Red Bull has not achieved better results. But the Australian admits his team has what it deserves after having won just one out of four races despite having the quickest car.
"There have been plenty of [what ifs] but you make your own luck and results at the end of the day and the scoreboard never lies and that's where we are," Webber told AUTOSPORT. "It's not as if we are hunting for a lot of pace, we're not off the pace, there has just been a lot of circumstantial things.
"They are the cards we have been dealt and the decisions that have been made on the pit wall, and all those things together...in the end there is no rewind button. There has been one race that has gone well for us. The other three races there has been change left on the table.
"Jenson [Button] has had two races which came together, but there have been a lot of guys who have had rough weekends so far."
Webber also reckons the mixed weather in three out of four races has helped mask some of the problems with this year's regulations.
"Yeah, I think inevitably whenever it rains it mixes the races right up," he added. "Also Lewis [Hamilton]'s charge from the back in Sepang was highly entertaining – which was good for that race, because if we had all started from position it might not have been as interesting potentially.
"I think the F-duct has certainly helped that as well with the top speed of certain cars, and that has helped make overtaking a bit easier. So, in a way I hope that continues, but we see some good old changes to regs for spectators, because we don't need the Bahrains to consistently repeat, that would be bad. Let's hope they don't and the drivers can enjoy the race and so can the spectators."
While the Red Bull driver admits the "old days" were more exciting, he is aware that the situation was not sustainable and F1 had to change.
"We always think the old days were better, don't we? I loved it when the cars had V10s, 900hp and a tire war. That was great as well. But that wasn't sustainable, then we changed from traction control, then we went to one tire, then we went to KERS on, KERS off. We do change a lot and that's how it is.
"I still really enjoy driving the cars, it is what it is every year. We have a new challenge for the drivers – it's different skill sets we have to get used to, whether it's a heavy car to an empty car at different stages of a grand prix. Sprint races, two-stop, three-stop, four-stop with [Michael] Schumacher at Magny-Cours one year. As drivers, we are constantly having to evolve."