The preseason is over and it is no longer going to the ten teams of the Formula 1. Next Friday will start the world with the first free practices of the Bahrain Grand Prix and the competition has published on its official website a simulation of the race pace of each team according to what was seen in the tests. This still photo confirms the good news for Fernando Alonso and Carlos Sainz. We compare this ranking with the ranking of the last world of builders.
1st) Red Bull (+1)
The team of the reigning world champion Max Verstappen He appears as the main candidate for the titles in 2022. His preseason has been outstanding and he rises to the top of the forecasts.
2nd) Mercedes (-1)
The team that has won the last eight World Cups of constructors has lost steam in the tests. The F1 thinks he has lost half a second compared to Red Bull. Bad news, but not as bad as predicted Lewis Hamilton.
3rd) Ferrari (=)
The team of Carlos Sainz remains behind the two dominators of the competition last year, but this winter has tightened the fence. So much so that the F1 sees the red hot rods just six hundredths behind Mercedes. Could the man from Madrid be close to his first victory?
4th) Alpine (+1)
The team of Fernando Alonso He has already progressed in 2021 to finish fifth in the constructors’ championship and the forecasts place him another step above. Eight tenths per lap compared to Red Bulland just three over Mercedesallow the French team to dream of podiums again, which finished the preseason with very good feelings.
5th) McLaren (-1)
Step back for the British team after the problems suffered in the tests by lando norris and Daniel Ricciardowho also suffered an untimely contagion of covid and could shoot less than expected.
6th) Haas (+4)
The biggest rise of the entire grid is carried out by the American team. All the problems related to their Russian ties, far from taking their toll, seem to have spurred the hosts of Guenther Steiner.
7th) Alfa Romeo (+2)
The Italians are also experiencing a remarkable high helped by the experience of their new leader, Valtteri Bottas.
8th) Aston Martin (-1)
Sebastian Vettel seems doomed to fight even further back. His glory days continue to recede without remedy.
9th) Alpha Tauri (-3)
The strongest decline is signed by the subsidiary team of Red Bullwho fails to emulate the improvement of his older brother and sees how his outlook darkens.
10th) Williams (-2)
After a 2021 of improvement, the historic British team goes back and falls back to the bottom of the well.