The first race of the season is now out of the way and we have an initial idea of the early pecking order. Red Bull, Ferrari and Lotus are all fast, with varying strengths and weaknesses. Mercedes look to have serious potential too, while Marussia clearly have the edge over Caterham for the moment.
Modern Formula 1 may all about the development race, but with the revolutionary changes in the technical regulations now less than a year away, there will be many teams further down the field who will be looking to ‘do a Brawn’ and focus more time and energy on their 2014 car in order to get a big jump on their rivals next season. The question is, do you think anyone might be looking to write off 2013, even after the first race, and put all their hopes into their 2014 car? If you were Team Principal of McLaren/Williams/Caterham/etc, what would you do? Spend money and effort on trying to close the gap for this season, or focus purely on 2014?