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Ferrari has come closest to toppling Mercedes over the past two Formula 1 seasons, but failed to keep up its momentum each time. Has its off-season shake-up had the desired effect and made its 2019 car the one to beat?
Mercedes is clearly not taking anything for granted with its 2019 car. There's nothing revolutionary or outwardly aggressive, but it's pushing to get even more from its previous design concepts and trying out intriguing ideas
Renault has plenty to prove in 2019 as it bids to break away from the midfield and make serious ground on F1's top three. The first images of its new car suggest something is missing - is this just its launch spec, or is its design too conservative?
Toro Rosso is no longer flying the Honda flag solo in Formula 1, and the first images of its new STR14 show how it's rebuilding closer design ties with big brother Red Bull for 2019 after a period of greater independence.
Formula 1 teams are currently preparing to launch their 'new' cars for the 2019 season, but different squads will have different definitions of how new their latest designs really are. Deciding how much or how little to carry over is a massive challenge, and the wrong call could doom a team's season
Mattia Binotto has been outstanding in a technical leadership role at Ferrari, but the team is mad to think he will automatically replicate that success in the top job given all the challenges surrounding that role at Maranello.
Will the 2019 rule tweaks vault some new names to the front of the Formula 1 field? That's what the midfield is dreaming of. Our technical expert offers insight into that mindset, and precisely what an F1 team is doing right now with testing a month away
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Hopes have gradually increased in recent weeks that F1's 2019 rule changes will make a significant difference to the quality of racing, but it would be naive to expect the first wave of tweaks ahead of 2021's bigger overhaul to have much of an effect.
Esteban Ocon's clash with Max Verstappen in the Brazilian Grand Prix can't be taken in isolation. It's part of a pattern of incidents in his Formula 1 career that hints at a worrying trait.
Mercedes hasn't run its innovative but controversial wheel rim spacers for the past two races. Is that why it has struggled, and what benefit did it get from the design before that? Our expert ex-F1 designer answers this question and more.
Formula 1 has suggested making another change to its qualifying format in a bid to improve the weekend spectacle. But our technical expert argues that this doesn't go far enough, and proposes a radical change to the event format.
Could the Ferrari scenario end up like Vettel's final year at Red Bull? Could one single personnel change make a team like Sauber a podium contender? What's the deal with Ferrari's camera device? Our technical expert answers these questions and more.