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Melbourne Preview: Mercedes look to burst Ferrari's bubble

High hopes of a meaningful Formula 1 title race will face their first true test at Sunday's Australian Grand Prix as five-times World Champion Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes team seek to crush the pre-season optimism surrounding Ferrari. Under different management and after a positive winter testing, Ferrari have arrived in Melbourne with a fast car and plenty of buzz, raising expectations of a genuine challenge to five years of Mercedes dominance. Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff says the Ferrari threat is very real. “Last year, we had to give it absolutely everything to come out on top. From what we have learned so far, this year will be even tougher,” he added. “Judging from the...
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