With all their "weakness" they did a 1:20:161!?? Would be wonderful to see what they can do at their best!continuum16 wrote:I'd say 10:1 odds on a McLaren back row lockout in a few weeks.
According to Alonso they have less power than last year atm (meaning even less than Sauber) and are only on day 2 of testing and development 6 days in...plus it's unlikely that both cars will even be functioning come qualifying anyways.
http://www.autosport.com/news/report.ph ... eliability
Elsewhere we have Massa targeting podiums: http://www.espn.co.uk/f1/story/_/id/188 ... diums-2017
and Force India with "weaknesses"
http://www.autosport.com/news/report.ph ... essesEURTM
I think these can be the bookends of the midfield (at the beginning) with STR, Renault, and Haas in between.
Well i agree, i expect a decent margin between Mercedes and Ferrari/RB. I think that there will be a good battle between the two teams.FrukostScones wrote:1. Mercedes 2. Ferrari 3. Red Bull
5. Toro Rosso 6. Force India 7. Renault 8. Haas (very hard to judge these 4)
9. McLaren (because of PU)
This would be my close to my prediction, but I think McLaren could be above Haas by Aus. The last set of runs that Alonso did today were close to what Grosjean has been doing, and I reckon that Honda have more room for improvement than Ferrari do.Ray Okay wrote:Based on testing so far and my crystal ball [-o<
- 1 Mercedes
3 Red Bull
5 Toro Rosso
6 Force India