Let's analyse the F1 tests results. I want to warn you that this is just an impression of the atmosphere that journalists, observers and F1 teams directors are so diligently heating up. Anyway, no matter what time F1 cars are shown, no matter what kind of loud words the representatives of the teams say, everyone wants to know the favorites of F1 2018 season.
1th. place. Despite the results of speed, Mercedes F1 team does remaining to be a favorite. The reason - apparently the only F1 team that tries to hide the real results of speed from their rivals. Meanwhile MercedesF1 team drivers didn't hide it.
2th. place Scuderia Ferrari F1 team is after V. Bottas by journalists and other experts' opinion. Don't know who ever came up with to divide drivers for 1st and 2nd? However, they preferred the idea that a place number one goes to S. Vettel, and K.Raikkonen will take the 2nd position. The reason is the fact that Formula 1 team focused on S. Vettel. I couldn't understand why it so important, because this number will get to one F1 driver for today, but it will gone to another for tomorow. Is that important?
3th. Red Bull F1 team. this is another team that has been looking at rivals speed' before showing own. Here again, social stratification, 1th. place for M. Verstappen and 2nd to D. Ricciardo respectively. Although, in my opinion, F1 race and Daniel's experience can put a lot in its place.
4th place for Williams F1 team. Here is everything is absolutely clear, because the team does not make loud statements and no one gives a large hopes. All modestly, F1 team pretenduet on the 4th position in the F1 championship.
5th. Perhaps the most interesting and most unpredictable during F1 season. Very strange raeal speed results of the McLaren team. Absolutely different performance for days. You know in Russia there is a saying "densely - empty." I think this is same situation with McLaren F1 Team. However, if the team made progress, the progress will be a clear application for leadership of F1 2018 season. Reason - guys worked very hard, the new engines - just a consequence.
Toro Rosso F1 team wouldn't do inferior to them. Here is a similar policy in which you can't see the real speed reasults.
Official information by autosport.comMercedes
Red Bull Racing (+0,3)
Haas F1 (+1,4)
Toro Rosso (+1,6)
Force India (+1,7)
In any case, things can change, so we need to wait for first GP in F1 2018 season. (Australian GP, 25 March)