No one should be surprised at this number one position. The results of the test run in Barcelona showed that the Mercedes W11 had great speed. DAS design helps W11 to excel. Valterri Bottas has a really good record, 1 minute 15,732 seconds each round while no other driver reached the 1 minute and 16 second mark.
In the 2019 season, Mercedes won the championship with a record far ahead of the rest. They made some changes to the engine and chief engineer Guillaume Rocquelin was satisfied with the results.
The F1 homepage also thinks that the two teams behind Mercedes in the 2020 season are also familiar names. However, Red Bull will overtake Ferrari to take the runner-up position.
Experts evaluate Red Bull’s technical changes to make them stronger. They defied Ferrari’s possession of two talented drivers, Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc. It is a weapon for Red Bull to challenge Mercedes. On March 15, the F1 2020 season will officially begin.
At the test race in Barcelona, they were the team that completed the most laps. They only encountered a small electrical problem on the second test day. The rest of the W11 showed strength and improved in terms of speed. This gives riders the ability to control the steering wheel vertically, thereby increasing control.
This design was praised by Daniel Ricciardo, Renault driver. Meanwhile, the F1 organizers decided to ban teams from using the DAS design from the 2021 season.
In addition to the dramatic bends, the pit phase is also a highlight in F1 sport. Many riders have dropped the championship when they make mistakes in this situation.
In the 2019 season, Max Verstappen, Red Bull’s driver, finished third on the individual standings, behind only Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas of Mercedes. Ahead of the 2020 season, Mercedes representatives also said that Red Bull would be the biggest challenger.