With the new generation of cars ready to take to the brutal challenge of the fastest street circuit in F1, what can we expect from the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix?
Red Bull to fight back
There is no doubt all involved with Red Bull would have been deeply hurt by the double retirement at the end of the Bahrain Grand Prix.
Verstappen ran Leclerc close during a stunning battle mid-race but the Ferrari driver had enough legs to slowly pull away before the Dutchman's troubles started, initially with the RB18's steering before an apparent problem with the fuel system forced him into retirement.
With Perez experiencing a similar issue, the team will be hoping a deep dive over the past days has rectified the concerns. We saw last year an angry Red Bull tends to be an astonishingly quick Red Bull.
Porpoising problems key
The main talking point with F1's new cars has been the porpoising phenomenon that has swept the grid.
In Bahrain, it was clear those who had minimised the bouncing effect on the straights were able to find more performance from their cars. Aston Martin, for example, was forced to raise the ride height to mitigate the problem but in turn, lost pace.
With Jeddah providing a high-speed challenge, any bouncing entering corners here will make a significant difference to performance. Expect a larger spread across the field in qualifying.
Mercedes changes to put them in fight for top spot
No one will expect Mercedes to be faster than Red Bull or championship leaders Ferrari this weekend, but with changes expected to be made to the W13, there is every chance the battle for pole and the win could become a three-way fight.
The team and Lewis Hamilton were ecstatic with third in Bahrain, unimaginable considering the dominance the team has shown over the past eight seasons.
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