Testing for the 2020 Formula 1 season kicked off this week, with every team having revealed their contenders for the upcoming championship. For the first time, we got to see all the cars out on track.
Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 is the obvious favorite, having won the past six championships—every single one in the new turbocharged hybrid power unit era. Ferrari is coming on strong, though, winning three races last year, matching that of Red Bull Racing. 2020 is the final season before Formula 1 implements a major regulations change that will see styling of the cars shift dramatically. The hope is that the new design will allow for better racing and more passing.
The biggest news from testing so far has undoubtedly been AMG's controversial dual-axis steering system, which allows the driver to adjust front suspension toe while on the move. Amazingly, the FIA has permitted teams to use such systems for 2020, meaning we could actually see it in action during race weekends. Whether it'll actually provide any advantage is another story. We'll just have to wait until the season-opener in Australia to see.
For now, though, we've got 2020 to look forward to. Judging by how testing has gone so far, it's anyone's championship to win. We can't wait to see how it goes down.