With a few days to go until the first race of the Formula 1 season, we put the teams in a row. Starting with Alfa Romeo, Williams and Haas, who must fear a role in the rear. This way you are ready for the new season and optimally prepared for the NUsport GP game.
Williams: Every point is celebrated as a victory
Relatively speaking, Williams has had the best winter. After a disastrous 2019, in which the former top team played no part whatsoever, the preparations now went well. The car was ready on time and functioned properly, apart from some problems with the Mercedes engine.
Yet for George Russell and newcomer Nicholas Latifi with the FW43 there is probably no more than a fight at the back of midfield. The fact that a normally functioning car has been rolled out of the factory in Grove is a victory in itself for the British team of Claire Williams. Each point will be celebrated as a victory.
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Alfa Romeo: Still suffering from years with a small budget
Alfa Romeo also has to fear for a fight at the rear of the midfield, certainly because the team of Kimi Räikkönen and Antonio Giovinazzi did not have a good winter. There were some quick lap times, but that was only a sham. The real pace of the C39 is not encouraging.
Alfa Romeo had a car in 2019 that regularly grabbed points, but now it is time to keep Haas and Williams away. The Swiss formation still suffers from the years it ran with a small budget. For example, a serious simulator was recently installed at the factory.
Haas: Cleaning up debris instead of developing
For Haas, 2019 was all about solving an aerodynamic problem, with bad results as a result. Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen simply experienced a disaster season, which could well have an impact on 2020.
The American racing stable had a rear wing that regularly stopped functioning, something that had to be solved at all costs. The team succeeded in this, he said after the winter test. But a technical department that is not developing, but is mainly concerned with clearing away rubble; that cannot be good if a new car has to be built. Haas is therefore a big contender for the rear row.
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