Form guide: Red Bull back in the game

Form guide: Red Bull back in the game

As expected, Mercedes led the early running in Australia. What few anticipated after pre-season, however, was that Red Bull would emerge as its closest threat, as EDD STRAW and GARY ANDERSON analyse

Nobody doubted Red Bull and Renault would recover, but the big story on the first day of the 2014 Formula 1 season proper was the massive stride the team has taken.

A simple glance at the timesheets, on which Sebastian Vettel was fourth fastest, three quarters of a second slower than pacesetter Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes, made that much clear. But even that shrouds the possibility that Red Bull's recovery is even more impressive than that.

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