The penultimate day of testing is in the books, and while we *still* haven’t seen any qualifying runs from pretty much every team, patterns are starting to become apparent – one of which is that, and I can’t believe I’m saying this, Mercedes engines could be unreliable.
It was a busy one on the first day of test two at the Circuit de Catalunya, with 18 of the 20 drivers (plus the timesheet-topping Robert Kubica) braving the Spanish track across the whole of Wednesday. Being on the scene for all of the action, there were more than enough takeaways.
Toro Rosso are Red Bull’s development team, but that basically translates to them being Red Bull’s guinea pigs. And that’s totally fine if you accept that.
When he’s on his day he can be absolutely sensational, and he’s definitely the most charismatic and lovable guy on the grid, but if you zoom out and look at his performances over entire seasons, it’s mostly underwhelming; is Daniel Ricciardo overrated?
In Making the Case, I take an unpopular opinion I have or an improbable scenario, and I try to convince you of my stance; I make the case for it. This week: Red Bull Racing will have another F1 dynasty.