How F1's new regulations have spread the field

How F1's new regulations have spread the field

The Australian GP tantalised us with the prospect of a title fight between manufacturers for the first time in the hybrid era, but the new regulations have exposed a worrying gap between Formula 1 teams

You can always tell something from the first race of the season, and what the Australian Grand Prix confirmed is that Ferrari is, indeed, a serious rival for Mercedes.

But it also showed that regulation changes have led to the field being more spread out - even more than it was last year. A look at how the relative performance levels of the teams has changed paints a remarkable picture of just how strong that effect is.

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