Was the pre-season F1 testing picture wrong?

Was the pre-season F1 testing picture wrong?

Your latest questions tackle Gary's pre-season predictions, his recent comments about Daniel Ricciardo, why talk of flat-out racing returning to F1 is false, how to deal with Max Verstappen and whether track walks are really necessary

How has Ferrari gone from apparently having a difficult time in pre-season testing to setting the pace? Was your testing analysis incorrect and the car was strong all along?

David Smith, via email

As I said many times in my testing analysis, we have to make many assumptions to try to get a picture of what is going on. But the finer detail is kept a well-hidden secret by the teams.

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