He Formula 1 World Cup come back this weekend Saudi Arabiaafter a premiere in bahrain that left different sensations. The most unanimous conclusion is that Red Bull has started at an unattainable levelso the safest current option is to bet on the third consecutive title of max verstappenwith Checo Perez as the main candidate for the runner-up. Then we had the pleasant surprise of Aston Martin and Fernando Alonso’s podium, who was already sniffing on the previous dates for his results in the tests and in the free practice. On the other side of the coin we find the problems of reliability and degradation of Ferrariwho signed the fourth place with Carlos Sainzand the recoil of Mercedes.
But there are still 22 races left, the championship is very long until November 26, and no categorical statement can be sustained. input, the jeddah circuit is very different from sakhirone of the fastest on the calendar. Alonso already warned this Thursday, in his meeting with the press, that fast corners and top speed can penalize Aston Martin compared to the previous competition. And he adds that “the whole picture” of what the green car can perform should be done by adding the results of Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Australia, three very different scenarios from each other. The shaker of these three grand prizes will show a more approximate tasting of reality. Sainz has expressed himself in a similar way: “I need more races to know if we can win”. In the case of Prancing Horsethe verification path is the reverse: you have to wait for a step forward, for the correction of the problems, the evolution of the car… With a single race, nothing can be considered definitive, neither for better nor for worse. This same Friday, with the free practice, we will begin to draw new conclusions… until we complete the photo.