Sky Sports F1's Martin Brundle, Paul Di Resta and Johnny Herbert gave their verdict on F1 2019's first day.
Sky Sports F1’s Martin Brundle, Paul Di Resta and Johnny Herbert gave their verdict on F1 2019’s first day.
Mercedes ahead, but are Ferrari playing games?
Lewis Hamilton was certain at winter testing: Ferrari had a sizeable advantage over Mercedes, perhaps even as much as half-a-second per lap. Even on Thursday in Australia, Hamilton insisted the pecking order was “clear” and that Mercedes wouldn’t have as many upgrades as their rivals.
A day later, Hamilton topped both of Friday’s opening practice sessions – and in P2 Mercedes were almost a second faster than their closest rivals.