Jenson Button
Lewis Hamilton
Jenson Button (Britain) Lewis Hamilton (Britain)
After turning around a difficult 2011 season, McLaren start the new campaign in far more bullish mood. The new MP4-27 already stands out as the best looking car on the grid and testing has gone well. The gap between them and Red Bull could be wafer thin.

Both drivers sound confident, with Hamilton eager to put behind him the hardest year of his career and focus on winning races and keeping out of trouble. Button, 2011 runner-up, senses a real chance of a second title to add to his 2009 championship. The easy partnership between the two Britons could be tested to the limit this time around.