The key question Ferrari hasn't answered positively

The key question Ferrari hasn't answered positively

Ferrari ended Formula 1's last visit to Barcelona as a clear favourite after a stellar pre-season testing programme. But it heads into the fifth round of the season still yet to win a race in 2019, and based on the evidence of Friday practice that wait may continue

Only one thing has been consistent about Ferrari's season, and that's the peaky nature of its performance. Having left pre-season testing as favourites in the eyes even of Mercedes, the SF90 has only shown that kind of pace throughout one weekend, Bahrain, and even then other problems conspired to cost it victory.

Coming to Barcelona, the big question was could Ferrari recapture it's testing form? With the accelerated introduction of its new-specification engine, as well as aerodynamic upgrades including a modified front wing, rear endplate tweaks and an elongated engine cover fin, there is hope of a step forward.

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