Formula 1 is back after a lengthy seven-month pause, with the 2020 season finally getting underway this weekend at Austria’s Red Bull Ring.
Last year, teams had to devise solutions for the new front wing regulations (which were simplified in an effort to promote closer racing), but this year they’ll have to face the challenge of trying to find gains in a season where the regulations are completely stable. Mercedes has won every single Formula 1 championship since the new V6 turbo-hybrid era kicked off in 2014. So will anyone be able to dethrone the Silver Arrows, or will the team continue its dominant run?
With COVID-19 effectively halting all track action, February’s pre-season tests remain the only indicator of performance that we have so far.
Drivers – Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas
Engine – Mercedes
With 2020 being the final year with the…