Mercedes hiding something?
Reports in German media today suggest that the Mercedes W03, piloted by Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg, will infact prove to be the class of the field come Sunday. A pretty bold statement, considering the murky picture that testing threw up.
Not so for the likes of Bild, who suggest that upon analysis of long-run testing times, the Silver Arrows were faster than Red Bull and were followed by Sauber. This, despite complaints that the car was heavy on its tyres (perhaps a sign of an exhaust system that isn’t entirely optimised yet). The Mercedes certainly has improved, as evidenced by consistent, if not spectacular pace, as the German hacks have reported.
As usual, we won’t find out until Q3 on Saturday afternoon Down Under. That said, don’t be shocked to see a few minor surprises…