Predictions after the end of test 1 .

Predictions after the end of test 1 . - Formula 1

1. Ferrari

Predictions after the end of test 1 . - Formula 1

The car itself looks very strong and they have the strongest driver lineup IMO . Leclerc’s pace on day 4 on the C3 tyre on a 10 lap stint was very impressive to me . They look quick despite not pushing too hard at all .

2. Mercedes

Predictions after the end of test 1 . - Formula 1

They seem a bit off ferrari at the moment but apparently there’s an aero upgrade coming to test 2 and I’ll still back then to turn up at Melbourne qualy but not as quick as ferrari IMO.

3. Red bull

Predictions after the end of test 1 . - Formula 1

According to red bull themselves they are ahead of mercedes at the moment and they expect them to be level with ferrari come Melbourne but I’m still a bit pessimistic because i wouldn’t underestimate the ferrari and merc party modes even if honda apparently do have one this year . Also the honda apparently suffers from major vibrations in high power modes .

4. Alfa Romeo Racing

Predictions after the end of test 1 . - Formula 1

4th was a toss up between renault and alfa for me . Decided to go with alfa because of the ferrari engine and their impressive long run pace. Toro rosso may have ended up ahead of them in the time sheet but their runs were low fuel glory runs compared to alfa’s slightly more held back programme. Strong driver lineup as well .

5. Renault

Predictions after the end of test 1 . - Formula 1

Impressive pace when the car is running. Another strong lineup. Not much else to say really.

6. Haas

Predictions after the end of test 1 . - Formula 1

Car was good when it didn’t break down lol.

6.McLaren

Predictions after the end of test 1 . - Formula 1

Apparently they have some issues but I’ll still back them to take 7th .

8. Racing Point

Predictions after the end of test 1 . - Formula 1

Ran a very basic car in the tests according to Andrew Green their technical director. Big upgrades coming to Melbourne first 2-3 races and then another big one at the Spanish GP . So wouldn’t be suprised to see them start slow but turn it on as the season goes on .

9. Toro Rosso

Predictions after the end of test 1 . - Formula 1

Kinda impressive times but low fuel glory runs so I’m not sure they can actually be that quick come Melbourne.

10. Williams

Predictions after the end of test 1 . - Formula 1

Honestly don’t see them improve much from last year .

Predictions after the end of test 1 . - Formula 1

So those are my predictions as to how they’ll stack up come Melbourne. The competitive order will probably change by abu dhabi but honestly the only thing i would change if i was to make 2019 WCC standings prediction is to put Racing point a few places up because of their planned updates . I’ll probably come back and laugh at how wrong or maybe right I was after Melbourne and Abu dhabi . Anyway i leave you with Leclerc and Vettel doing their best top gun impression.

I feel the need … the need for speed !

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