Mercedes in their League. Much faster all
If you look at the final Protocol of the race, and the gap between the pilots in the top 10, it would seem that in the struggle for the victory involved 4-5 teams. However, this is only a coincidence and exciting events at the end of the race, but Mercedes is now playing in a League of its own. The team dominates as a on the same lap and in race pace. In the middle of the race, Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton created a gap at 14 seconds from Alex Albon, who held third place.
Red bull called the main competitor of Mercedes, but at the start of the season, the German team opponents no. So that you can enjoy the exciting finish of the race, but don’t see who can stop Mercedes easy to win 7th in a row the constructors ‘ championship and pilot offset.
Let’s see what updates Red bull brought to the next race. Of the Bulls depends on whether in the season of intrigue, but at the end of the week in Austria, only something incredible will not allow Bottas or Hamilton to finish 1-2.
At Ferrari everything is bad
Again, it is not necessary to look at the final Protocol. Charles Leclere great advantage of the chaos at the end and finished 2nd, but at race pace the Ferrari is objectively the 5th team. The Scuderia gives not only Mercedes and Red Bull, but McLaren with a racing point. If you take the qualification, then Leclere in 2020 drove the decisive round 0.9 seconds slower than in 2019, when Charles took pole. Problems in the motor, as it was stated earlier, and in the wrong concept of the car.
In Ferrari have promised practically a new car under the third stage in Hungary, and while it is hardly necessary to expect from the Italian team high speed. 2nd place LeClair – the exception. The same Sebastian Vettel finished the stage in 10th, and during the race Ferrari were barely able to fight with McLaren and the racing point.
McLaren – the third force?
The start of the race showed that McLaren is not yet ready to fight with Red bull. The pilots of the Bulls have been easy enough Lando Norris, but the British quietly struggled with the point racing and Ferrari. Not without luck, but 20-year-old Norris for the first time in his career he stopped at the podium, and for the team’s second finish in the top 3 over the last three stages (Brazil-2019). Yes, both times there was a large element of luck, but we also need to use it.
It seems that McLaren approached the season in good form and while Ferrari is trying to solve their problems, it may fight for the 3rd place of the Cup of designers, and periodically come to the podium. However, the point behind racing is not very strong.