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Analysis: How do they stack up compared to 2018?

The first Formula 1 qualifying session of the year has been and gone, with a familiar result in the wake of Lewis Hamilton’s sixth straight Australian Grand Prix pole position. But how has each team fared since 12 months ago? Motorsport Week takes a look at the figures. The Front-Runners Mercedes look like the team to beat...again On both occasions a spellbinding Hamilton pole lap is the benchmark which the others are chasing. In 2018 a then-lap record time of 1:21.164s gave Hamilton top spot but in 2019 that was lowered to a 1:20.486, giving him a year-on-year time gain of 0.678s. That is comparable with Ferrari; last year Kimi Raikkonen edged Sebastian Vettel but in 2019 the German...
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