Friday, 5 March 2010

Formula One 2010: Pre-season review (post testing)

Testing seems to have confirmed my guesses for the most part. Massa has performed excellently and has picked up where he left off before his injury.

Schumacher also performed well in his Mercedes car.

The pecking order will be somewhat different from the pecking order I guessed.

McLaren, Ferrari and Red Bull will be the teams to beat, with Mercedes somewhat behind.

Williams appeared to be the strongest of the next group, followed by Renault and Sauber.

This leaves Torro Rosso and Force India, with nothing to choose between them, and Virgin Racing and Lotus and HRT (formally Campos) (probably in that order) pulling round the rear.

It is saddening to hear that USF1 have pulled out. I was looking forward to seeing more non-European teams take part (currently, only Lotus aren't based in Europe, and the majority of teams are based in the UK).

All hail the season opener in a week.

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