Ranking the F1 teams after 2021 pre-season testing

15 mar. 2021
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With Formula 1 pre-season testing over almost as quickly as it started, working out how the teams stack up is harder than ever.
Headline lap times can be a colossal red herring and the leaderboard is rarely an accurate reflection of where each team stands.
But we don’t shy away from a challenge at The Race. We've factored in many variables, considered all the usual caveats that come with testing, and come up with what we think is a fair ranking - so here it is.
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  • im waiting for that guy whos gonna say TESTING IS TESTING

    bouytt guytbouytt guytAcum 10 Zile
  • After quali this list is pretty wrong

    Riccardo BonacinaRiccardo BonacinaAcum 14 Zile
  • How much longer will last in its present form ? The failure of leadership since 2011 has lead to a nose dive for this sport who has to compete with the finite sponsorship purse world wide. It been unable to attract two further teams on the grid due to capital barriers,media contract handcuffs for sponsors who have simply walked away from teram sponsorship to other sports. Whilst the smaller teams have been unable to compete as the sponsorship monies comming in have not been ditributed uniformly. We are comming to another crunch point when the combustion engine must be replaced by other technologies to meet climate change.The sport finds itself with no chair when the music stops. The latest vacum of leadership has let radical left wing political groups start the corrosive process of exclusion of sponsors, countries, and Brands from been associated with the sport. It is unclear whether Steffio Deminicarli apealsment stile will help this decline. Already he has taken his eye off the ball for the EU legal requirement to introduced quotas for all teams of 5% of severely disabled to be employed at senior level in all teams and suppliers this year and publish in the consolidated balance sheet on how this is going to be acheived in the next twelve months. The European/UK courts could fine promoters of the sport for not complying with this primary legislative requirement which could cancel some races in the European area. The retirement of Frank Williams and Robert Kubica with semmingly no replace of severely disabled replacement candidates has put on the red light to law enforcers and lobby groups. The courts have already warned that the sport must comply with disabled inclusion or risk procecution as they have had ten years to substantially change the sport to comply with the primary legislation. It is pointed out that the blind and severely disabled are the only legally recognised in primary legislation for quotas to be imposed on F1. This is distinct from political lobby groups or lower legislative boddies. How will Steffino and press license holders comply with this primary legislation in the next twelve months after ten years of inaction and deniel?

    Dr Peter jonesDr Peter jonesAcum 15 Zile
  • HAAS- car looks like shit The only thing missing from it is the image of Putin

    kinio78kinio78Acum 16 Zile
    • @bouytt guyt I still think once Perez gets into terms with his car it will be a great battle between Mercedes and Res Bull(one that Mercedes wins but still close) and I think by 2024-2025 McLaren and Ferrari will sneak into that battle

      JDAJDAAcum 8 Zile
    • Mercedes looking bad in testing: Fans: finally a fight Mercedes in first race: “get in their Lewis, and the Mercedes finish 1 and 2” Fans:”how dare they give us hope”

      bouytt guytbouytt guytAcum 10 Zile
  • Here we go again, Mercedes sandbagging..! Why you may ask? Just ask a bookie, they need mugs to bet on something else other than the actual genuine favourite ... Otherwise, they lose millions, they can’t brown envelope unless they can justify the cost... It’s all about public perception of the competition.. Bums on seats, spending millions through the bookies, sponsorship... Tv rights also diminish if the winner is already determined.. My advice would be, whilst Toto and Lewis are at the helm, bet Mercedes, even 1/4 on to win the constructors and driver championship looks very good given the teams past record...

    Alexander SimpsonAlexander SimpsonAcum 16 Zile
  • well if this season somehow goes like last everybodys grandmother would win like hamilton last year. same country drive every race with a mile lead the whole time yawwwwnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn thats not racing hopefully this year is different \single file all race long isnt racing. ham cant win when he has drivers all over him

    DavidM401DavidM401Acum 16 Zile
  • Will watch that video again on next monday. lets see...

    Mister WongMister WongAcum 17 Zile
  • I generally agree with that but for me the Williams and the Alfa should be swapped. Going for downforce is going to help Williams at a few tracks and might get them some points where Alfa won't ;)

    Adrian HendyAdrian HendyAcum 17 Zile
  • 2:20 The kind of half legged man/greatest soccer player of all time😂

    Rock girlRock girlAcum 17 Zile
  • Wouldn't a McLaren with a Mercedes engine will be faster than a RedBull with a Honda?

    David BurkeDavid BurkeAcum 17 Zile
  • It’s funny that you say not to look at the headline times because quite often they do reflect the overall Constructors’ title.

    Rhys BenjaminRhys BenjaminAcum 18 Zile
  • Haas is the worst team name. Named after the owner. How can you feel for them.

    AYI IAYI IAcum 18 Zile
  • Alpha tauri 4th???? You are crazy man

    Mikael EspinozaMikael EspinozaAcum 18 Zile
    • I wouldn’t be surprised if Red Bull is faster than Mercedes this year 🤷🏾‍♀️

      Rock girlRock girlAcum 17 Zile
  • Ferrari 6th😂😂😂cap check

    The Wood CollectorThe Wood CollectorAcum 18 Zile
  • I'm just looking forward to Russel getting that Mercedes seat and saying "to whom it may concern, fuck you too"

    Joe ViloriaJoe ViloriaAcum 18 Zile
  • I certainly hope Red Bull, or someone else, outruns Mercedes. Mercedes is a great team with great talent, but whenever I see them getting shoveled, the racing gets so much more exciting

    Northern RidesNorthern RidesAcum 19 Zile
  • Aston Martin below ferrari and possibly Renault. And I think alpha tauri was the one pushing the most

    Diogo RegoDiogo RegoAcum 19 Zile
  • I’ll be back here after the first race when Mercedes dominates

    AdamAdamAcum 19 Zile
  • Mercedes looking bad in testing: Fans: finally a fight Mercedes in first race: “get in their Lewis, and the Mercedes finish 1 and 2” Fans:”how dare they give us hope”

    StarbaldezStarbaldezAcum 19 Zile
  • What do you guys think is the safest bet of these: Ricciardo vs norris 1 Aston martin vs alpine 1 Mclaren vs ferrari 1 Alpha tauri vs alpine 1?

    Serban SergiuSerban SergiuAcum 19 Zile
  • 0:19 Im familiar with your channel... i don't know about being shy, but you certainly ham everything up, blow every little thing out of all proportion, make mountains out of molehills, storms in teacups all day long. Shying away from things? Hmmm i think having some journalistic integrity rather than red top news tabloid style incendiary shit would be what you should be most concerned about. And deffo what you SHOULD be shying away from.... but... like you say... you don't shy away from a "challenge" LMAO is that what you call tabloid shit. a Challenge? ahahahah LMAO you're fooling nobody.

    DAGATHireDAGATHireAcum 19 Zile
  • with Alpha Tauri looking so good irl my F1 2020 Carrer Mode looks more and more realistic

    Pedro LopesPedro LopesAcum 19 Zile
  • With the possible exception of Alpine and AlphaTauri, and with Red Bull and Mercedes switched around, I think this might actually be pretty close tho the finishing order of the Constructors Championship this year. Side note: this is the first time I've heard the word "envisage" pronounced by a native speaker, and it doesn't sound anything like I expected it to

    J.A. BrownJ.A. BrownAcum 20 Zile
  • If not mercedes just takes the old car...

    Slayerof ThhotsSlayerof ThhotsAcum 20 Zile
  • I like this channel but this video is ridiculous

    GamesWorldGamesWorldAcum 20 Zile
  • seriously .... want to know what kind of criteria they used on this list.... definetly not the 3 days of testing

    Marco PiazzaMarco PiazzaAcum 20 Zile
  • I wouldn’t be surprised if Red Bull is faster than Mercedes this year 🤷🏾‍♀️

    Ally HinesAlly HinesAcum 20 Zile
  • Dont care about merc anymore. I would rather lewis literally not take part in races anymore, its just not fun to watch

    Phil LPhil LAcum 20 Zile
  • go LANDO

    Ernie HErnie HAcum 20 Zile
  • I hate how i can't even imagine Mercedes being bad. They are just way too good.

    Ryan StoreyRyan StoreyAcum 20 Zile

    Achmed DschönüsiAchmed DschönüsiAcum 21 o Zi
  • Overall I’d agree with your ranking , it needs to be adjusted for drivers performance, Alpine maybe improve position thanks to Fernando’s driving.

    Jose PerezJose PerezAcum 21 o Zi
  • Rd Bull Mercedes McLarren Aston Martin Alpin Alpha Tauri Ferrari Alfa Romeo Williams Haas

    Stefan HaunholterStefan HaunholterAcum 21 o Zi
  • I think Mclaren need to replaced in #2 with Mercedes.

    Taslim AhmedTaslim AhmedAcum 21 o Zi
  • Max verstappen makes way to many mistakes until he can mature as a driver he won't be winning or challenging for any world championship's. He has got the car but not the head.

    Northrop grummanNorthrop grummanAcum 21 o Zi
  • SayNoToMazepin

    ROT8TEDROT8TEDAcum 21 o Zi
  • I would swap Ferrari and Aston Martin I think that’s it. Also I wish this Mercedes would show up to every race this season. But it won’t they sort it out and probably win everything.

    DaniMacYoDaniMacYoAcum 22 Zile
  • I hope the merc. fails to be competitive. I will not fall asleep watching on the Boob tube then.

    Erik 567Erik 567Acum 22 Zile
  • Typical Scott Mitchell ‘ marking down ‘ Fernando Alonso ‘ and consequently Alpine even though they had posted a faster time and been more consistent over the test days than Aston Martin.

    Weenson OoWeenson OoAcum 22 Zile
  • Williams comeback is coming 😅😍

    R43NiggoR43NiggoAcum 22 Zile
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    skittle111skittle111Acum 22 Zile
  • Testing don't mean anything..Ferrari 2019 looked like the ones to beat. And we know how that went

    Dave CollnsDave CollnsAcum 23 Zile
  • My ranking. 1. Black mercedes. 2. Red bull. 3. Orange Mercedes. 4. Green Meercedes. 5. Red Toro rosso

    kaya7412kaya7412Acum 23 Zile
  • I hate it when Mercedes is bluffing. Arrogant pricks.

    glitch107glitch107Acum 23 Zile
  • Mercedes: The Trickster

    Moritz RossbroichMoritz RossbroichAcum 23 Zile
  • From testing alone you can't put Aston so high really.. they didn't show pace and didn't do the laps either so... the only reason it rates high is because of what they did last year.

    Flammen OfficialFlammen OfficialAcum 23 Zile
  • I would like to see a more competitive season this year, mercedes ran away with the constructors and driver titles last year. Also I would like to see maclaren do better.

    Gary HeywoodGary HeywoodAcum 23 Zile
  • FFS. Testing is just that - testing. It isn't a competition except in the minds of idiots.

    chuckschillingchuckschillingAcum 23 Zile
  • Who watched testing and thought Alpine were back of the grid? Your mad, they're top 4 all day long.

    R4M MonkeeR4M MonkeeAcum 23 Zile
  • I think Alpine will be better than people think and AMR a lot worse.

    PbPomperPbPomperAcum 23 Zile
  • Fastest lap was set during a sandstorm ... Red Bull might just become hamilton's sunset on the horizon ;)

    Tech 4uTech 4uAcum 23 Zile
  • Where is Alfa Romeo in the thumbnail?

    Krystian PelchnerKrystian PelchnerAcum 24 Zile
  • Go ferrari

    Alex AlkovAlex AlkovAcum 24 Zile
  • Mercedes and Lewis are headed for an 8th World Champion title. If that’s the case I do think it’ll be the last one before Red Bull takes the crown

    levi matalevi mataAcum 24 Zile
  • Ferrari 6th for 2021...really???i believe 3rd-4.

    Spiros MoyrikisSpiros MoyrikisAcum 24 Zile
  • To show how powerful Ferrari is it is that the two Honda and Ferrari powered cars are faster than the Mercedes

    Esther AkeodeEsther AkeodeAcum 24 Zile
  • Go Williams!

    HanCholoHanCholoAcum 24 Zile
  • If Aston Martin and particularly, Seb, out perform Ferrari, I can't wait to see the smile on Seb's face.

    Bobby TimmsBobby TimmsAcum 24 Zile
  • Sorry,but have to dislike this video.You're just talking same with F1 official commentators no other opinion pure glorificaiton of the Aston Martin.This attitude is not cool.

    Batualp YılmazBatualp YılmazAcum 24 Zile
  • remember 2019 when these guys said merc were way behind ferrari? lmao

    Canis MajorisCanis MajorisAcum 24 Zile
  • Mercedes had a shit testing. I don’t know why you rank it so high. Haas did better then Merc lmao.

    Axel van IspelenAxel van IspelenAcum 24 Zile
  • And second thing, Redbull won't beat Mercedes.

    glen dsouzaglen dsouzaAcum 24 Zile
  • Even with Mercedes and Honda engines AMR, and Alpha Tauri won't beat Alpine. Wait and watch .

    glen dsouzaglen dsouzaAcum 24 Zile
  • Lol joke. Alpine will be ahead of alpha Tauri and Aston Martin. Mark my words.

    glen dsouzaglen dsouzaAcum 24 Zile
  • Dont give me hope!!!? DONT!!!!

    MDGMDGAcum 24 Zile
  • How you're placing Aston martin ahead of Alpine just shows how stupidly biased you are ! Not saying AM won't be ahead during the season, but on tests alone COME ON !

    tonyhstonyhsAcum 24 Zile
  • I'd love this to be the end of Mercedes dominance but Mercedes are full of cow pat haha

    jjbb18jjbb18Acum 24 Zile
  • It's weird when there are majority of the fans who are more excited to see someone other than Mercedes winning, than actually wanting their team to be successful 😂 ill admit I jumped on the red bull bandwagon a few times just to see things mixed up

    Senor SpaghetteSenor SpaghetteAcum 24 Zile
  • I guess we'll see how right you are at round 1.

    rodrricorodrricoAcum 24 Zile
  • Wait m. How did Alpine "Set the 8th fastest time" and "only cracked the top 9 fastest at the end of the day once"???

    Billy H. IIIBilly H. IIIAcum 24 Zile
  • This list isn’t accurate

    ** PN TakeFlight **** PN TakeFlight **Acum 24 Zile
  • Haas should change their name to H-ass.

    JohnDaWhale3JohnDaWhale3Acum 24 Zile
  • 1. Red Bull 2. Mclaren 3. Alphatauri 4. Mercedes 5. Farari 6. Aston Martin 7. Williams 8. Alpine 9. Alfa Romeo 10. Haas

    Julian.LeivsgardJulian.LeivsgardAcum 24 Zile
  • Given the tyre differences and all, I'd put AlphaTauri, McLaren and Aston Martin pretty much tied. Ferrari tied with Alpine, Williams in front of Alpha Romeo just slightly, Haas definitely getting lapped and Red Bull definitely the best car as of now.

    Dimitri MoreiraDimitri MoreiraAcum 24 Zile
  • I really believe Mercedes are struggling, hope not. if I am wrong I’ll be back to delete this dumb message.

    AM25GamingAM25GamingAcum 24 Zile
  • I would switch places for Alpine and Aston Martin, but for the rest I agree.

    Steven GSteven GAcum 24 Zile
  • British press: underestimate Ferrari, because it is italian team

    StefanStefanAcum 24 Zile
  • I thought Williams closed? Season 3 of Formula 1: Drive to Survive premieres Friday, March 19, 2021 on Netflix!

    Shelby CofrancesShelby CofrancesAcum 25 Zile
  • 1. Hamilton 2.Verstappen 3. Perez...........9.Alonso 11.Vettel ...........15Raikkonen.......19.Latifi 20.Mazepin

    georgegeorgeAcum 25 Zile
  • Not agree with alpha tauri being better than alpine, and I would also switch aston with ferrari

    georgegeorgeAcum 25 Zile
  • Mclaren 3rd?! I know they looked good but they had to integrate a Mercedes engine into a chassis meant for a Renault power unit... There's bound to be underlying issues there. I want to believe McLaren swapped the motor without issue but I just don't. I suspect McLaren will have a season plagued with reliability or chassis unpredictability issues.

    Alex WaltmanAlex WaltmanAcum 25 Zile
  • Really hope McLaren can win a race or 4 this season.

    General RAAMGeneral RAAMAcum 25 Zile
  • My predictions: 1. Mercedes 2. Red Bull (it's gonna be a tight one) 3. McLaren (close to them a bit) 4. Alpine 5. Alpha Tauri 6. Ferrari 7. Aston Martin (total disappointment) 8. Alfa Romeo (a big surprise for me) 9. Williams (an expected one, but personally I expected them to be above Alfa) 10. Haas (yeah, I think that one was easy, sad for Mick)

  • If Alpha Tauri can get podiums this year, it will be a turn around for Honda which no one expects.

    Beerus The DestroyerBeerus The DestroyerAcum 25 Zile
  • Kevin and Romain may have dodged a bullet

    Freddie FreihoferFreddie FreihoferAcum 25 Zile
  • people are definetly overrating alpha tauri

    Grogg 22Grogg 22Acum 25 Zile
  • Alfa might surprise with Iceman, and Giovi is not that bad anymore either

    KP LKP LAcum 25 Zile
  • Why does this video exist.....

    Campbell McFarlaneCampbell McFarlaneAcum 25 Zile
  • of course he will prase the merc though

    Titus PanesTitus PanesAcum 25 Zile
  • I don't think Gunther will make it through with this season, the stress on the poor man. 😂

    TubaTubaAcum 25 Zile
    • He is one guy whos job I really would not want. Trying to keep the thing together with constant issues in social, financial, ethical and law/rule related matters. as you said, poor man.

      Mika TuukkanenMika TuukkanenAcum 23 Zile
  • It will be the same story as last year. Ferrari will be up fighting with red bull for second place.

    Vijit CoomaraVijit CoomaraAcum 25 Zile
  • There'll be a tussle at top between Mercedes and Red Bull with McLaren sitting comfortable on third. Then there'll be a great battle in midfield between Alpha Tauri, Aston Martin and Ferrari for 4th, 5th and 6th spot

    Jitesh PanjwaniJitesh PanjwaniAcum 25 Zile
  • Most teams have to spend as much time as possible on track during testing to keep the sponsors happy (four wheeled ad board) Mercedes has the luxury of the camera pointing at them 💯 of the time, no need to stress 😂 Maclaren will be the team to watch 👍

    stu Artstu ArtAcum 25 Zile
  • McLaren without a doubt will be a surprise package particularly with Ricciardo , who I believe could be a decider as to who wins the WC

    Frank Nicholas DaleFrank Nicholas DaleAcum 25 Zile
  • Far far far too early to rank

    Jean-François MJean-François MAcum 25 Zile
  • Tests: Mercedes is slower than Red Bull and they have problems Bahrain quali: HAM BOT VER

    shazecshazecAcum 25 Zile
  • I think Ferrari is sandbagging af

    Francesco PettenòFrancesco PettenòAcum 25 Zile
    • Yeh since 2009 lol

      Strike 098Strike 098Acum 25 Zile
  • McLaren's Goal:3rd in the constructors championship again like last year but closer to redbull than last year.

    02 Miguel Alvarado02 Miguel AlvaradoAcum 25 Zile
  • Verstappen for title?

    Freek HermansFreek HermansAcum 25 Zile
  • Alpine is 5th imo

    Johnny WeaverJohnny WeaverAcum 25 Zile