Mercedes have secured two 1-2 victories in the first two races of new 2019 F1 season, but like other Ferrari competitors they have left Bahrain very worried about their gap on the straights – the Ferrari engine had power advantage which wasn’t present in the first race or in pre-season testing.

Charles Leclerc and Sebasitan Vettel were four tenths quicker than Mercedes drivers on the Bahrain straights in qualifying, after Toto Wolff said it would be very difficult to keep up with them on the fast tracks.

Ferrari’s F1 team chief Mattia Binotto believes Mercedes has used more downforce, but Toto Wolff disagrees and believes that only a part of the speed difference can be justified with less downforce, as well as chief engineer Andrew Shovlin – “We are losing on the straights with and without DRS, so it does not have much to do with the downforce levels. ”

The German publication Auto Motor und Sport has GPS data from the qualifying and Ferrari is the fastest, which is also visible on all speed measurements published by FIA. The second is McLaren although they have less downforce than Ferrari, but they lose about three tenths compared to Ferrari.

“Ferrari suddenly has a leap in power like last year,” Red Bull Adrian Newey complains.

“Last year they were pulling away from us in the acceleration phase, at the top speed we were similiar, and now they are faster from the beginning to the end of the straights and our speed curve flattens as the MGU-K no longer delivers power, Ferrari MHU-K continues to work. they have some advantage with their V6 engine and electrical systems,” said the unnamed Mercedes engineer.

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