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On the back of a successful pre-season testing, it more or less seems that Mercedes will have their way again in the 2015 Formula 1 Season. Following, a successful 2014 campaign, which led to team to one of the most successful campaigns, in the history of Formula 1, where the team garnered a total of 16 wins and 18 pole positions, an equally historic 2015 cannot be ruled out.

As we head into the second year of the Mercedes era, let us look, at why they are everyone’s tip for 2015. The first test at Jerez saw Mercedes, focus extensively on reliability and long runs. 150+ laps from Nico Rosberg on the first day of testing, was on ominous sign of what might be store for the future. It wasn’t until the last test in Barcelona, that the soft compound tyre was used. Then, came the true pace of the W06 on short runs, which left the remaining teams to ponder on their 2015 prospects. The true superiority of the reigning champion’s new W06 car was let out of the bag with fury.

Lewis Hamilton, was able to set a time, on the soft tyre, that was 2 tenths quicker, than the fastest time set on the super soft tyre by Williams and Ferrari. Considering, the difference, between the 2 tyres, stands at more than few seconds, this further shows, as to how far away Mercedes is from the pack. Fuel loads are still unknown, to a large part of the F1 fraternity, during testing, and the power that each teams run at, nevertheless, it is safe to say, that a repeat of 2014 looks in store.

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The one major area, where Mercedes have really worked is on reliability. Being their only weakness last season, the amount of laps put in across the test, is a sign that their reliability is at its peak. With fears of closer gap to rival teams, the Brackley based squad needed to make significant strides in this area to continue their run at the top.

It will be tough to write off other teams, such as Williams, Ferrari, and Red Bull, notwithstanding, Mclaren-Honda’s poor testing, following various issues, but the top 2 places on the grid, look likely to be sewn up by the German manufacturer’s Silver Arrows, in the hands of Hamilton and Rosberg, who are set for another titanic battle this season. (Aniket Mohan)

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