It will be fascinating to see what Scuderia Ferrari bring to Australia given their struggles in testing. Team boss Mattia Binotto may be trying to hide his light under a bushel but the Italian appeared honest when he said that the team would be comfortably behind Mercedes in Melbourne.
“The others are faster than us at the moment,” he said back in Barcelona – “Having said that, it’s a very long season – 22 races, potentially. So I think there will be time to recover eventually.”
They are not the words of a man expecting to knock the Silver Arrows off their perch. But only the track will prove if anyone can challenge Mercedes in Melbourne.
Join us for the latest updates and results from the Red Bull Ring, as the second practice session for the 2020 Austrian Grand Prix is about to get underway, with Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc at the wheel of the SF1000, ready to evaluate the ideal set-up ahead of the qualifying session and the race on Sunday.