Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff can understand frustrations with his team's dominance of Formula 1 so far this year, but has little sympathy for their rivals with the Silver Arrows having secured one-two finishes at every race so for in 2019.
Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas have locked out the top two steps on the podium in Australia, Bahrain, China, Azerbaijan and Spain, with Hamilton topping the championship after pipping his teammate in Barcelona.
With five double title triumphs behind them, the Silver Arrows appear to be streaking towards a similar success, prompting many F1 fans to bemoan the lack of challengers.
While Wolff also wants to see greater competition on the grid, he says Mercedes will not stop in their pursuit of greatness.
"I'm in an awkward position," said Wolff. "Actually, I'm not in an awkward position. I'm in a pretty clear position, because we're really trying to perform as well as we can.
"We pushed the benchmark and we push the needle and we try to be better as a group every single day and every single year.
"This team coming together with the struggles that we had in the winter is just a super satisfaction for the team and the group and this is what my personal feeling is.
"Then on the other side if I take myself out from my Mercedes standpoint and all of the group, of course as a fan you want variability and unpredictability.
"As a fan and as a spectator, I can relate to the sport needing to have a certain variability. But where we are, it can't be an objective for us.
"I also feel that it's bad karma if we were to really think that we are walking on water - then next weekend you're going to get one in the face for sure."