Maybe you should pay closer attention to F1 instead of writing drivel. People don't "just" expect them to be on top. There are a lot of very real reasons for why RBR is on top every year. They are the best team, with the biggest budget. They are development leaders in so many areas of the car and they have had had the best grip on the current rules.
And what do you mean "the car has done nothing in testing"? What do you think testing is, hotlapping for the benefit of fanboys on a forum?
I pay very close to F1, moreso than most on here apparently. And yes, people do just "expect" them to be on top. It was the same last year. Lots of people just kept saying that RB was looking strong and stable. What happened? Car wasnt what many thought it would be. Could easily happen again this year.
I agree, RB is on top cause they are the best team, thats why they won last year. They did not have the fastest car, nor the most reliable car. They had a solid car, run by the best team.
What do i mean "the car hasnt done anything in testing"? Exactly what it states. The car has not shown anything to say that it is the Best car as has been repeated numerous times. Of course hotlapping is not what testing is about(could be part of the program though). Who said that? I did not, you brought it up trying to big up your argument though.
The car will be at the forward end of the grid, thats a given. But the fastest? The car its based off of wasnt even the fastest. So what proof is there that this new car is the fastest? A hunch cause the best team built it? You cant take anything for granted in F1.