Lewis Hamilton has baulked at claims a new guard is sweeping into power in formula one.
After the V6 era kicked off in Melbourne, podium debutant Kevin Magnussen was hailed as McLaren's 'new Hamilton', while fellow rookie Daniil Kvyat stood out as the next Red Bull-fuelled talent in the Sebastian Vettel-like mould.
Daniel Ricciardo also stepped into the retired Mark Webber's shoes with ease at Red Bull, outqualifying and outracing quadruple world champion Vettel and causing many to wonder if a 'new era' has dawned.
2008 world champion Hamilton, however, doesn't think so.
"You still have ... Vettel, myself, Alonso and Kimi," F1's 29-year-old world champion of 2008 said.
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