Former F1 driver Jolyon Palmer, who left Renault during the 2017 season, is part of the BBC team and offers insight and analysis from the point of view of the competitors
Three races, three one-two finishes for Mercedes. On paper, this new Formula 1 season already looks like a story of Mercedes domination.
But the statistics don’t tell anything like the whole picture.
The form guide between Mercedes and Ferrari has been up and down like a yo-yo so far.
The last time a team started a season this strongly was Williams in 1992. But that was a case of their car being miles ahead of everything else.
That has not been the situation in 2019. Yet as a collective, Mercedes have been far the stronger team, and Ferrari have a number of problems to sort out.