Who is most ready for Melbourne?

Who is most ready for Melbourne?

There's no doubt that most F1 teams are not having the pre-season they would have liked, but who has been able to carry out a programme of genuine worth in preparation for the new season? GLENN FREEMAN investigates

Formula 1 teams have been spoiled in recent years by stable rules allowing them to hit the ground running in pre-season testing before packing the cars up for the first race.

Race simulations, set-up changes, tyre work, pitstop practice - you name it and they could get through it. During pre-season testing last year, the 11 teams completed 49,942km during all 12 days of testing, at an average of 4161km per day.

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