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Caterham

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Caterham CT05

Has raised plenty of eyebrows with a nose-cone that looks more like something you'd see on sale in Ann Summers than the front of a racing car - it's been created to fit in with new safety criteria, but the other teams seem to have managed it without anything so crude-looking.

Ferrari

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Ferrari F14T

Ferrari's front end is reminiscent of 1960's designs, giving it a very different look to the other cars on the grid this year. It's all about getting as much air under the car as possible for aerodynamic reasons, the team claims.

Force India

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Force India VJM0

The new Force India has impressed in pre-season testing, and the team have confirmed that they're going for podium places this year. After several impressive seasons as the best of the newer teams, who would bet against them?

Lotus

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Lotus E22

The new Lotus was the last car to be unveiled following a nightmarish development programme - and they immediately faced complaints that their double-pronged 'stag beetle' design was illegal. It's not - and it has the added benefit that track marshalls will be able to pick up the front end like a wheelbarrow whenever it's crashed into the gravel.

Marussia

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Marussia MR03

The Marussia was among the last cars to line up in testing, but British driver Max Chilton has said there are "very positive signs" in testing that point to a good season.

McLaren

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McLaren MP4-29

British F1 giants McLaren sprang a surprise by employing rookie Kevin Magnussen to drive alongside Jenson Button. Magnussen is one of the most exciting talents in the sport - and Button has been sharing his wisdom with the new boy, while warning that, "he is quick - he has to be quick, he's driving for McLaren."

Mercedes

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Mercedes FW05

Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes team have been head and shoulders above the rest of the field in pre-season testing, making them early favourites for title glory. Their new 1.6-litre turbo V6 seems the best powerplant in the field - and if Hamilton can translate his brilliance in qualifying last season into brilliance at race time, they must have a fantastic chance of glory.

Red Bull

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Red Bull RB10

The dominant team in F1 over the past few years has endured a torried time in winter testing, with the new engine struggling for power and the new car's aerodynamics yet to convince. Experts unanimously predict tough times for Sebastian Vettel in the first few races - but they've simply too much talent at the team for any woes to last long.

Sauber

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Sauber C33

Adrian Sutil is confident that his Sauber will be a contender this season: on Tuesday he predicted that he will finish in the points in every single race. "I don't think we are any different to any of the others," he said, claiming that the raft of new rules means a level playing field.

Toro Rosso

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Toro Rosso STR9

The Toro Rosso team doesn't sound too hopeful ahead of 2014: team boss Franz Tost said the other day that the first race in Australia "has come around a month too early" for them to have any hope. The team are banking on improving reliability to keep them in the hunt this season - and retirements by the dozen are expected in the first few races.

Williams

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FW36 Williams

Mark Webber predicted that Williams, along with Mercedes, will dominate the 2014 season - and Williams technical chief Pat Symonds has uncharacteristically admitted that the team head to Melbourne with "some confidence" of glory. "We have stretched the car at times, we haven't really limped around," he said of his car's impressive testing, explaining that all the teams had to test at full pace rather than the usual running intentionally slowly to hide their true pace.

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