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Jerez testing – Magic Merc, Fair Ferrari, Rough Renault

As Tom covered earlier, this first test with all new power units was primarily about reliability.  Performance can come later, once the cars are running for representative stint lengths (and perhaps the temperatures are warmer to allow the tyres to behave in a more realistic manner).  So can we draw any conclusions from the event at all? Day one saw a total of 93 laps started (not all of them completed as there were many incidents that prevented cars from returning to the pits under their own power.  The works teams (Mercedes and Ferrari) seemed to get off to a better start than the rest, although Mercedes progress was halted with Hamilton’s wing failure.  Toro Rosso and Force India...
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