The first analyzes showed that the two producers were now at similar levels, while Ferrari, which made a strong start to this year, was commenting that he particularly caught Mercedes on the engine side.
So far, Ferrari's flat performance was very impressive and Sebastian Vettel succeeded in getting pole position in the Azerbaijani Grand Prix, which lasted a long time, contrary to last year, and the race was the best team to the security car.
Although the laughing side of the race was Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes, British pilot Ferrari's attention to straight line performance.
"They have shown that they are really fast on the straight, especially DRS, which I think is very powerful, as far as DRS designs are very efficient."
"I do not know where they are fast compared to us on Saturdays because we do not look at the figures, or where we are faster than we are."
"Despite everything, they managed to take a big step forward this year and they are the first team to be defeated at this moment."
Ferrari's mid-sector performance was faster than Mercedes, and this difference was 0.4 seconds in the qualifying rounds.
"I can not really explain this, I think they have the power to push a little more times than we do."
Ferrari managed to win three pole positions and two wins this year.