Power Ranking the Formula 1 Teams After Final Bahrain Preseason Test

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Power Ranking the Formula 1 Teams After Final Bahrain Preseason Test
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Formula One's 2014 preseason testing ended on Sunday at the Bahrain International Circuit.

The teams now head halfway across the world to Australia for the opening race of season.

A recurring theme of this winter has been the assertion that no team knows exactly where they are in relation to their rivals. For some, this is no doubt true; for others, it's a little bit of a fib.

Felipe Massa's time of 1 minute, 33.258 seconds was the quickest time of the week, with the Mercedes duo of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg less than one-tenth of a second behind.

But there's more to F1 than raw speed.

Looking at apparent pace, reliability and how confident the teams will be heading to Australia, here's how they rank after the third and final preseason test.

 

"Previous rank" on each slide refers to where I ranked the team after the first Bahrain test (second overall test). That article is here.

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