2014 v 2015: Team comparisons

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Following the opening four flyaway races, the Formula One paddock returns to Europe for a short break before the Spanish Grand Prix in May. As in 2014, the first four races have only seen two winners, but the major difference is two teams have also been successful.

Comparing 2014 with this season, Mercedes' dominance may have lessened, but its points total has actually increased as neither driver has failed to finish on the podium so far this year, whereas Lewis Hamilton retired from the opening race of the season 12 months ago.

Ferrari unsurprisingly has made the biggest step forward, more than doubling its points total compared to the same stage last season, while Williams' improvement is also evident as it has comfortably exceeded last year's total from the opening four races despite Valtteri Bottas sitting out the Australian Grand Prix.

At the other end of the spectrum, Red Bull and Force India have both scored far fewer points in the opening four races of 2015 compared to last season, while McLaren had 43 points heading to the Spanish Grand Prix a year ago but is yet to score since its switch to the Honda power unit.

The full comparison for all 10 teams on the grid is as follows:



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