How has Ferrari gone from apparently having a difficult time in pre-season testing to setting the pace? Was your testing analysis incorrect and the car was strong all along?
David Smith, via email
As I said many times in my testing analysis, we have to make many assumptions to try to get a picture of what is going on. But the finer detail is kept a well-hidden secret by the teams.
That said, I don't think I was that far away. Remember, we are talking about outright pace and I think you will remember that Lewis Hamilton in his Mercedes in Australia blew everyone away there in Q3. Sebastian Vettel went on to win the race, but only after a trip up from Mercedes allowed him to jump Hamilton when the virtual safety car was deployed.