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2019-02-21 14:00

Robin Classen

Haas F1 car Rich Energy

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The 2019 Formula 1 season promises to be a thrilling affair as teams and drivers alike prepare to do battle and possibly crown a new champion.

Five-time champion Lewis Hamilton is the man with a target on his back as rivals such as Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull's Max Verstappen aim to deny him a record-equalling 6th title.

Improving and preparing

Winter testing is currently underway in Barcelona with both teams and drivers getting better acquainted with their new cars.

The likes of Ferrari, Red Bull, McLaren and Haas have already unveiled their new cars and liveries, posting times and collecting data as preparation for the new season continues.

PICS: Ferrari presents new F1 car, SF90, to challenge Mercedes

Williams finished last on the grid last season but their preparations for the new one is getting off to a bad start as the car is not ready yet with no test time recorded.

A few teams also have new drivers with Kimi Raikkonen switching from Ferrari Alfa Romeo, Daniel Ricciardo to Renault, Charles Leclerc to Ferrari and also the inclusion of rookie drivers George Russell at Williams and Lando Norris partnering Sainz at McLaren.

Ferrari

The Italian team have started winter testing on the front foot, with Mercedes boss Toto Wolff admitting 'Ferrari is as strong as a bear'.

Their new SF90 sports a minor change in livery with a host of aerodynamic tweaks and improvements, in a bid to wrestle the title away from Mercedes.

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