London: Red Bull's Christian Horner fears Mercedes will walk away with this season's Formula One Championship, which commences with the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on Sunday.

Horner believes that both Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg have the ability to outshine their rivals. He particularly believes that Hamilton has the potential to lap the entire field twice on his way to victory in Sunday's F1 season-opener in Melbourne.

Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton. Pic/ Getty Images

Horner, according to The Mirror, has based his prediction on pre-season testing results and rule changes.

Horner said Mercedes has invested more and earlier, and thus, are in a good position to outdo their rivals.