F1's performance pecking order revealed

F1's performance pecking order revealed

Has Ferrari really caught up with Mercedes? Is McLaren-Honda making progress? And who has made the biggest gains from 2015 to 2016? GARY ANDERSON investigates

Performance and performance improvements are always hard to quantify in Formula 1. What we've seen so far is that the cars are 1-2 seconds per lap faster than they were in 2015, but that can be a result of many things.

Car improvements play a big part, but some of it is also down to the tyre regulations, which in effect allow the teams to nominate one-compound softer tyres than Pirelli would have done last year.

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