Five races into the 21-race season and, with the exception of the outright championship favourite, the Formula One pecking order has only partially revealed itself.

Mercedes scores another one-two (again), Ferrari messes up team orders (again) and we wonder how long F1 should wait before introducing a doping world championship to make racing less predictable.

The Spanish Grand Prix Strategy Report podcast features senior writer Lawrence Barretto.

The most important question now is how integral Ferrari’s flaws are to its 2019 campaign. Only with that answer can it attempt to lift and salvage what’s left of its season.

The cost of Ferrari’s slow start to the season will be paid by its 2019 campaign eventually. Whether the payment ultimately bankrupts its campaign will be decided this weekend.

F1 politics expert Dieter Rencken discusses the prospect of a Miami Grand Prix. Michael, Rob and Peter, experts in nothing, talk Catalan politics, the 2012 F1 season and Albanian badminton — anything except the very straightforward Spanish Grand Prix.

F1 Strategy Report 2018: Spanish Grand Prix with’s Peter Anderson

Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the 2018 Spanish Grand Prix podium

Mercedes scored its first one-two finish of the season in Barcelona.

Pirelli's medium, soft and supersoft-compound tyres at the 2018 Spanish Grand Prix.

Is there any foundation to claims Pirelli’s tread tweak deliberately benefitted Mercedes?

Lewis Hamilton on track at the 2018 Spanish Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton has converted pole to an easy win at the Spanish Grand Prix.