Sebastian Vettel says Ferrari has made great strides since he joined the team five years ago and has proved it can build the quickest car.
Pirelli expects it will not use the special F1 tyres it produced for the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort, which drivers tested last week
Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto says the team’s efforts to “catch up” in the 2020 F1 season could have ramifications for its 2021 development programme.
Lewis Hamilton says Pirelli must produce better tyres next year after teams rejected plans to use new compounds which were designed for 2020.
It would be “unfair” to start the 2020 F1 season if some teams are unable to attend the first race as a result of the Coronavirus, says AlphaTauri’s Franz Tost.
Racing Point’s technical director says the team’s rivals have no grounds for complaint about their car and “haven’t stepped up to the plate” with their own designs.
Some F1 figures fear the Coronavirus may cut the calendar to as few as 15 races. What impact it does have will be largely out of the sport’s control.
Esteban Ocon was encouraged by his first run in the “well-born” new Renault RS20 and says he fits well in the car despite his height.
Less than two hours after the first test of 2020 began, Racing Point’s new RP20 beat the best time the team set in the whole of last year’s pre-season test.
Carlos Sainz Jnr praised his new McLaren but is concerned about the degree of co-operation between their midfield rivals and top teams like Mercedes and Red Bull.
Esteban Ocon says he feels more grip than ever after his first test in Renault’s new F1 car, and predicts lap times will tumble in 2020.