Ferrari is keeping its optimism in check ahead of the opening round of the 2015 season in light of solid pre-season testing and free practice form.

McLaren suffered through a trying Friday practice at Albert Park as it struggles to prepare its car in time for Sunday’s race.

Mercedes checked all its Friday boxes at Albert Park to be maximally prepared for the first qualifying session in Melbourne on Saturday.

Mercedes has picked up in 2015 where it left off in 2014 during free practice one at the Australian Grand Prix.