A great Dane in the making?

It's early days still, but Haas' performance in the last few days of pre-season testing and the pace of Kevin Magnussen did not go unnoticed.

A better understanding of tyre exploitation - a major weakness for Haas last season - appears to have elevated the US outfit's performance level, but Kevin Magnussen's speed is also making its contribution.

Can the Dane consistently out-race team mate Romain Grosjean this year? Their battles, which were sometimes on the margin in 2017, promise to be exciting and entertaining this year.