Test overview: Mercedes and Ferrari in front of Red Bull

thejudge13

With the final test all wrapped up it is time to predict what we can expect in two weeks time. For me Australia can’t come soon enough. So is it possible to draw a conclusion from the tests? Lets try.

First things first: Speed!
The fastest lap of these wintertests was set by Kimi Räikkönen with a time of 1:18.634. Compared to last years time (Also set by Räikkönen in his Ferrari) of 1:22.765, that’s an improvement of 4.131 seconds. Not the, by the FIA, promised 5 seconds, but then again I am fairly certain we haven’t seen any team give it their all, sandbagging is part of the game. And times in testing are almost completely useless. As Craig put it earlier this week: “Ferrari might have only had a teacup of Shell in their tank.”
Ferrari’s impressions.
The overall impression, for me (yes, I am a Vettel…

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