Gary Anderson reviews the first half of the 2019 Formula 1 season in the latest edition of The Autosport Podcast.
The former Jordan, Stewart and Jaguar technical director analyses Ferrari's swing from pre-season favourite to big disappointment, and how Mercedes resumed its dominance of the V6 turbo hybrid era.
Red Bull and Honda's rise to winning two of the last four races of a thrilling run of grands prix before the start of the August break is also discussed, along with the potential for more success to come for that partnership in the second half of the season.
After criticising McLaren in recent years, Anderson pays tribute to the turnaround it has made to become clearly fourth best over the first half of the year.
He also explains the troubles of the Haas team, how Williams slipped even further back this year and why Renault has fallen short of its expectations.
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