Thought I’d get this up and running what with the first car launch being in just over 2 weeks. Haas the only team TBC atm.
I know you cant read too much into testing blah blah but
Red Bull are miles ahead. Pounding the laps in, reliable, fast, things on rails, low deg, and they dont even look like they're trying
Ferrari. Still seem second fastest but absolutely chews through tyres after a few laps, not good enough to challenge Red Bull
Mercedes - better than last year but its skittish, back end all over the gaff, still seem down in power, could be in a fight with Aston
Aston - seem to have made the biggest gains, a lot quicker, smoother, compliant and reliable
Mclaren - just meh. Cant see them ever going any further forward, they would have done it by now
Alpine - about the same as last year
Alfa Romeo - again, about the same
Williams - seem a lot quicker than last year decent car, should be back in the midfield fight
Alpha Tauri - nothing special but shouldn't be last but one this year
Haas - to me, seems the poorest of the lot, both Hulk and K Mag seem to struggle to stop the thing and get it to turn in
Could be in for another Maxfest of a season by the looks. Boring
Never understood why they ever changed it. Great challenge for the drivers at full tilt the last 2 corners
I think this may well be Lewis last season in F1....
Hamilton: " We are the same as last year around this time, we are if not maybe worse than last year. We are just completely on the wrong path. We are very far away from the guys at the front. There was good progression last year, but the gap then was not as big as it is now."
Calling it now, if this Mercedes is as much of a pig as it seems to be, Lewis will call time and Lando will go to Mercede
The swing from Mercedes to Red Bull coincides with so many engineering etc staff moving from Merc to Red Bull. But to go into a new season with a design that nobody else considered just seems desperate. To correct that mistake will take half a season according to Mercedes - that does seem a management issue.Hilarious seeing Aston agead of Merc as a customer team. I can see Toto being given the boot