Sometimes what you see playing out in front of you in grand prix racing can be confusing, and to properly make sense of it requires a bit of time to dig through the numbers.
I have done just that and comparing each team's performance with Melbourne last year throws up some surprises. While the performance of each car in the race painted a promising picture for a team such as Ferrari, for example, when you look at the outright pace of each car, things don't look very good for the Scuderia at all.
After producing a car which demonstrated progress but lacked the points to prove it last year, Williams starts its new era of team ownership with the FW43B, its bid to continue the climb up the Formula 1 grid in 2021
The 2020 Formula 1 season was Ferrari's worst for 40 years as it slumped to sixth in the standings. A repeat performance will not be acceptable for the proud Italian team, which has adopted a notably pragmatic approach to forging its path back to the top
In the most eagerly anticipated Formula 1 team launch of the season, the rebranded Aston Martin squad’s changes go much further than the striking paint job. But rather than a restart, the team hopes to build on top of solid foundations.
The team formerly known as Racing Point gambled successfully on a Mercedes look-alike in 2020 as it mounted a strong challenge for third in the constructors' race and won the Sakhir GP. Now clothed in British racing green, Aston Martin's first Formula 1 challenger since 1960 provides the clearest indicator yet of what to expect from the new-for-2021 regulations
A new name, new faces and new colours pulls the rebranded Alpine Formula 1 team into a new era while carrying over core elements of its 2020 car. But under the surface there's more than meets the eye with the A521 which hints at how the team will tackle 2021
Fernando Alonso will return to McLaren's simulator on Wednesday
Giedo van der Garde reaches settlement with Sauber Formula 1 team