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Mercedes and Williams ahead for mileage and times

20142281532414_475533285_IIRevealed there, some vital stats of 2014 Formula 1 pre-season test, Mercedes proved to be more competitive than nearest rival Ferrari and despite Renault.

“From what we have seen so far, there are two teams out in front, Mercedes and Williams,” Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali said after the final day of pre-season testing in Bahrain. “After them, it could be us.”

All new season’s dominance is reflected in mileage, Mercedes easily earns top mileage in all three pre-season tests. All teams and engine makers’ hardly face this season’s V6 power unit and regulations changes.

Mercedes and Ferrari almost made their reliability and mileage; last four seasons lead Red Bull still under struggle with cooling and some related problems.

At the end of Bahrain test the Williams has made outstanding performance with Massa in terms of flying lap, as you can be seen also in the stats table at the bottom. Also the Williams were the car that has the greatest distance in this final 4-day test stint with 2370 km.

The Mercedes is keep its lead as a best maker of “new V6 power unit”, factory team Mercedes (4973 km in all three sessions), nearest lead Force India, McLaren, Williams – you can see it in all its reliability in the stats table. Almost double mileage compared to the Ferrari and their customers Sauber and Marussia. Which also have not had too many troubles unlike V6 Energy Renault, for which almost half of the distance is due to the single Caterham (lead for Renault).

In Bahrain Renault powered teams struggling with torque delivery and driveability problems when the power units were running. Red Bull has had problems until the last day of brake balance because, being more trouble with the most pressing and then turning a little, did not have the time to physically develop the brake-by-wire. And it is only one of many aspects related to the new V6 power unit.

Mercedes has secured a progress advantage that it still retains, to think in terms chess. We’ll see how long it will keep it, because now everyone is still working and moving forward in their factory.

Total mileage over three tests per team
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Total mileage over three tests per engine
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Combined times from all four-days Bahrain
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Number of laps per team
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Total mileage over three tests per engine
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