Gary Anderson's F1 2017 pecking order

Gary Anderson's F1 2017 pecking order

As we count down the days to the 2017 Formula 1 cars revealing their true potential in Australia, a closer look at the data from testing paints a clearer picture of what to expect when the season begins

It's almost time to find out who has shown their wares during testing, and who has been sandbagging. But after 21,489 kilometres of pounding around Barcelona, a picture has emerged that sets the stage for this weekend's Australian Grand Prix.

Teams, especially the top ones, will always keep that little bit of performance hidden by running with a little more fuel on board when they go for their fastest lap or, if they really have confidence in where they are, by a driver having a little lift in each section of the track just to save that last tenth of a second for when it really matters.

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