Day One in Australia is complete, and the question on everyone’s lips remains – can anyone catch Mercedes?
Having dominated the hybrid turbo era since 2014, many expected that a low key pre-season testing could spell the end of the formidable performance from the Mercedes team. However, once the cars hit the Albert Park street circuit in anger on Friday, Lewis Hamilton laid down a significant signal of intent in FP2, topping the times by over eight tenths of a second from the nearest none Mercedes driver.
With the Brackley squad having seemingly carried over their advantage into the 2019 season, and with Ferrari not meeting expectations down under, is 2019 set to be yet another Mercedes show once again?
Do you thing the Silver Arrows have it in the bag already, or do you believe the others can catch up before the season concludes in December?
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