After the dominant win by Nico Rosberg in China on Sunday, it looks like Mercedes have solved the problem they had regards excessive tyre wear. It may of course just be that the track and temperatures that we saw suited them, it was cooler than usual in China and so perhaps the warmth we will see at Bahrain, if the race goes ahead, will see them struggle again.
If they genuinely have solved the wear issue then Mercedes will be strong for the rest of the season and should be able to challenge for wins and even the title. This makes the team and both drivers a bargain at the moment and the teams that did well last race were those with Rosberg and Mercedes elements – unfortunately Schumacher was let down by his pit crew or he would almost certainly have picked up a podium and probably 2nd place.
With regards to the next race, there is still ongoing unrest in Bahrain so time will tell if the Grand Prix will go ahead or not.