Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro (I)
There are more changes at Ferrari this year with Jean Todt fading out and Luca di Montezemolo fading back in. The team was handed the 2007 title on a plate and things may not be that easy in 2008 as there is no greater competitor than a team with something to prove. McLaren is after revenge so Ferrari will have to dig deep.
BMW Sauber F1 Team (CH)
The BMW team did well in 2007 with Nick Heidfeld and Robert Kubica. The signs thus far are that the 2008 car is not quite as good as it was in 2007, perhaps because others have caught up. BMW will probably be battling with Williams, Renault and Red Bull for third in the Constructors' Championship.
ING Renault F1 Team (F)
Renault F1 dropped the ball in 2007 and at the end of the year dropped both of its drivers to make way for Fernando Alonso and Nelson Piquet Jr. The testing thus far suggests that the team is still struggling to catch up.
AT&T Williams (GB)
Williams had a solid season in 2007 and is aiming for a better performance in 2008. The signs are that this will happen. Nico Rosberg and Kazuki Nakajima will make an interesting driver pairing. The team looks stronger now that it has for years.
Red Bull Racing (GB)
The 2007 season was not much good for Red Bull but gradually things began to improve and towards the end of the year the cars looked half-decent. The winter testing has seen some good performances. The team should be successful - but money is not everything.
Panasonic Toyota Racing (JPN)
Toyota has continue to fail to impress and was humbled last year by customer team Williams. The same will happen in 2008. Toyota admits that it is looking at its future strategies in Formula 1 and there are many who think that an alliance with Williams will offer more potential than a rehash of the current team.
Scuderia Toro Rosso (I)
Red Bulls with Ferrari engines proved to be better than Red Bulls with Renault power on several occasions last year. The team did not handle its drivers well last year but this year has the promising Sebastian Vettel and the transplanted Sebastien Bourdais.
Honda Racing F1 Team (JPN)
Honda took a huge amount of pain in 2007 and now needs a solid rebuilding year. The team has had a complete revamp in technical staff and Ross Brawn has shown up to show everyone how to do it. It is not going to be easy this year but it HAS to be better than 2007.
Super Aguri F1 Team (JPN)
Aguri Suzuki's team has struggled for the last nine months, since a sponsor forgot to pay up and things went wrong. The cars were not developed and slipped back down the grids. The winetr had been little better. It remains to be seen who will own the team this year.
Force India Formula One Team
The latest incarnation of the Jordan team is Force India F1 and the drift of recent years appears to have stopped with some serious investment from Indian zillionaire Vijay Mallya. The team has a long way to go to regain its former glories but at least it is heading in the right direction.
Vodafone McLaren Mercedes (GB)
Hell hath no fury like a racing team scorned. McLaren will be on the war path in 2008 to show the world that all the allegations in 2007 were not the reason the teams was so successful. The team knows that it gave away the titles last year and will not want to repeat that mistakes.