Mercedes didn't win Baku, it was Ferrari/Vettel who lost it, otherwise, it was an easy win for them.zibby43 wrote: ↑Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:09 amMercedes supposedly had a sizeable margin over Ferrari to begin the season last year. While that margin did secure Hamilton a dominant pole in Melbourne, Mercedes lost the race (strategy software error) after Hamilton put a significant gap on Vettel.siskue2005 wrote: ↑Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:22 amVettel had 3 poles out of the first 4 races in 2018
and won 2 of them, and could have easily won all 4 (team screw up in China and Him screwing up in Baku)
Except for Spain/France (with special tyres) they were the fastest car until Singapore GP
i think they are on a similar position in 2019 also....the Ferrari was also the better in 2018 initially, after the summer break Ferrari dirver and team usually fall apart.
If we had similar situations to 2018 then we are on for a great season
The difference to 2018 season and now is that back then Mercedes were very close behind Ferrari in most races....but i have doubts this season.
Mercedes did not win until Azerbaijan.
Ferrari did bring a massive floor update to Bahrain, last year, however.
moreover, are you suggesting the Bahrain floor update from Ferrari was worth nearly one second (comparison of pole laps from Melbourne and Bahrain)? Dont think it works like that.
You need to understand the Melbourne track is a special one, it usually is not representative of the pecking order.