Former F1 team owner Gian Carlo Minardi thinks Mercedes has an early edge over its rivals after the first test at Jerez.
The Brackley squad clearly did the most laps with its new silver W05, but many pundits also think Mercedes is ahead of the game in most areas as F1's new V6-powered era dawns.
"For me," Minardi is quoted by Speed Week, "it is clear that Mercedes has the edge, but Ferrari also started very solidly.
"Of course, no conclusive judgements are possible, and I'm curious to see how the cars behave in the warmer temperatures in Bahrain.
"But with Mercedes I not only feel that they are furthest along with their work, but also that they are working extremely...
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