Earlier today, MotorsportWeek’s Phillip Horton tweeted out his observations of the 2019 F1 cars. He noted down how much the teams have improved since 2018. For some teams, there was significant improvement, others, it was minor. He compared their best times in FP2 of both years. According to his analysis, every team with the exception of Williams F1 have made an improvement.
This is just a reflection of the sad state of affairs at the Grove-based team. Alfa Romeo was deemed the most improved, being 3.2 seconds faster while Williams F1 was nearly a second slower. Even McLaren, who were just as painfully slow last year, improved their time by a full second.
Year-on-year FP2 improvements for each #F1 team (best lap)
Red Bull -0.6s
— Phillip Horton (@PHortonF1) March 15, 2019
In the meantime, with reference to FP1 and FP2, Mercedes were on top as usual inspite of them saying that Ferrari were the favourites. It added more fuel to the thought that the team were ‘sandbagging’ in pre-season testing.