In the Driver's Seat

Ferrari have work to do, Red Bull picking up speed but Mercedes still the ones to beat

Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton leads Ferrari's German driver Sebastian Vettel as they drive around the circuit during the third Formula One practice session in Melbourne on March 16, 2019.PHOTO: AFP

The thing that made the biggest impression on me in Melbourne was the fact that for the first time since 2006 a Honda-engined car led a grand prix - and overtook a Ferrari!

Yes, that was a Ferrari that, on testing form in Barcelona, had been expected to wipe the floor here with flawed opposition from Mercedes and Red Bull.

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