Yeah, Mclaren pr machine in full spin, big merc up as much as possible so people don't buy in to lh's lowering of expectations. They want him to look like he's failed by leaving them, it's no surprise that since paddy lowe leaving has been announced jenson has said twice that merc are right at the front. No one else is, only Mclaren, who couldn't possibly have an agenda, could they?
"In the wet, Mercedes is impressive; it was going very, very quick. Then in the dry, McLaren is quick, Ferrari we don't know today, but Red Bull will be quick, Mercedes should be alright - it's going to be tight. " http://en.espnf1.com...h.YdrWoSt5.dpuf
Nobody knows the actual pecking order, obviously. ATM though, or so far
- if you wish - it really seems that the W04 is at the least not a dog. Considering that, if they are not far off the fastest car - whichever that may be -, it will come down to the rate of development they can maintain. Much depends on tomorrow and Sunday. I am really curious.