How good was Ferrari's first day?

How good was Ferrari's first day?

The first day of F1 pre-season testing doesn't give you all the answers, but there are still a lot of clues to pick up. LAWRENCE BARRETTO assesses Ferrari vs Mercedes at the front of the field

Given Sebastian Vettel's reluctance to say anything he doesn't mean, his positive comments after topping the first day of 2016 Formula 1 testing were poignant.

Unsurprisingly he didn't make any grand claims of huge steps in performance from Ferrari. But his general demeanour throughout the day and his choice of words in summing up how things went points to a driver and a team content about where they are and where they are going.

To continue reading this feature...

You must have an AUTOSPORT+ subscription. Prices start from just $1.50 per week and give you full unrestriced access to all news and features. View package options? Magazine subscriber?

AUTOSPORT+

from just $1.50 per week

  • Get unlimited access to AUTOSPORT with news and views from the paddock
  • Enjoy AUTOSPORT+: subscriber-only analysis, comment and top-quality pictures
  • Explore every F1 stat in the world’s best motorsport database

Pay as you go

Read this feature right now for just

39c