What we learned from Melbourne so far

What we learned from Melbourne so far

The first two official grand prix weekend sessions of the 2017 Formula 1 season told us a little more about the competitive order than we learned in testing. So what do we now know ahead of Saturday's crucial first qualifying session of the year?

Optimism engulfed Formula 1 after pre-season testing, with fans and paddock insiders alike excitedly asking the same question: 'Is Ferrari really quicker than Mercedes?'

The anticipation was palpable for F1's new era, but Ferrari's performance at Barcelona meant those arriving in Melbourne for the curtain-raising Australian Grand Prix were even more eager to find out the truth.

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