Ferrari will force the pace, says Wolff, Formula One News & Top Stories

Lewis Hamilton Mercedes AMG F1

Lewis Hamilton Mercedes AMG F1

A Scuderia Ferrari spokesman previously told AFP the team expected to return to using the Mission Winnow logo at the Bahrain Grand Prix, the second race of the season, in late March.

Team principal Mattia Binotto has said Ferrari might give Vettel priority so they could avoid "mistakes you may have in an ambitious situation".

"In the end we are racing for Ferrari and we will try to get Ferrari back to where we've been trying to get it back to for the past few years".

Mercedes will go in with Hamilton and the regular Valtteri Bottas.

"The Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix is a spectacle of colour, sound and excitement, and our partnership with CHiQ enables us to deliver all the action to our hospitality guests and event patrons in crystal clear, high definition", said Andrew Westacott, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Grand Prix Corporation. "We've been trying to plan with the team all my sponsor events a bit more in advance so I can plan my calendar a bit more around it, all the details in terms of travel, logistics, hotels, everything to help my wellbeing and performance, same thing with the training we try again to improve from a year ago".

The four-times champion will bid for a third successive win at Albert Park's season-opener, having foiled pole-sitter Hamilton amid a virtual safety auto deployment previous year.

"I hope that this year we get to have a lot of fun. Most of it is going to be up to me if I make it or not, and that's a good feeling".

Mercedes AMG F1 2019 Barcelona Pre Season Test 2 Day 4 – Steve Etherington
Mercedes AMG F1 2019 Barcelona Pre Season Test 2 Day 4 – Steve Etherington

"We're still quite unsure about how Red Bull will be", said Bottas. The driver, whose team will also score an extra point for the constructors' championship, must finish in the top 10.

However, Sebastian Vettel's Ferrari are seen as the early team to beat ahead of this weekend's season-opener in Melbourne and Hamilton knows Mercedes have their work cut out.

"I think it was quite clear, however it's hard to know what everyone's doing, so naturally we won't fully know until we get out in the vehicle tomorrow and, come qualifying you get a better picture".

He added: "We are definitely in the fight and we know we have a strong team".

Ferrari won the Australian GP in 2018 and they could be a bit quicker once again.

"We've got the best team around us. We are more prepared but we can't do better than last year's result, so it is a tough weekend ahead of us". We got a bit lucky with the safety vehicle to grab the win.

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