Last champion Lewis Hamilton says he feels very good in the car after the last eight days of testing and has started the season positive.
Red Bull and Ferrari teams were able to win races in the 2017 season, but Mercedes had the championship roster for the fourth consecutive time.
The 2018 rules will be the second year of the rules and it is expected that the three teams will get closer to each other and the victory struggle will be between the three teams.
Last champion Lewis Hamilton said he would be pleased with a possible championship battle with Red Bull and Ferrari pilots.
"I hope there will be more teams fighting for the championship, which will definitely be good for this sport if there are six or more winners in the first six races."
"If there is more competition, it will be more fun to watch, and I'm growing up watching this sport like you, I'm hopeful that there will be more struggles."
"I think Red Bull could be a good opponent for us this year, the tools are great, I do not know what Ferrari is doing yet, I can not see anything but I'm sure they will be good. said.
He adds that he is satisfied with the performance of Hamilton W09.
"If we look at the pouch we have, I do not know exactly where we are, but the tests were very good for us, we left behind a productive test and got everything we need."
"The car is great, and I feel very good when driving it." We seem to be over some of the problems we experienced last year. "
"But we have to remember that we are doing this on a new asphalt pavement, which can be deceiving, and it will be difficult to make a definite comment to Melbourne."