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Pre-season testing for the 2021 F1 season is likely to consist of a single three-day session in Bahrain.
F1’s ban on testing at the new tracks added to the 2020 calendar has been welcomed by McLaren team principal Andreas Seidl.
With F1 carrying over this year’s chassis to next season and maybe even running the final races of 2020 in January, bosses are considering scrapping 2021’s pre-season outings.
F1 testing at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona has concluded with Valtteri Bottas and Mercedes topping the timesheet on the final day.
Bolting a set of C5s onto the RS20, Daniel Ricciardo posted the second fastest time of pre-season to beat Charles Leclerc and Lewis Hamilton on Friday morning.
Lewis Hamilton recorded his first red flag of pre-season testing when his W11 lost power on Thursday, a day in which Ferrari came to the fore.
18 of the 20 2020 Formula 1 drivers were in action in Spain on Wednesday but it was Alfa Romeo’s test driver Robert Kubica who claimed the day’s P1.
Valtteri Bottas slapped a set of the softest compound tyres onto his DAS-fitted W11 and laid down a 1:15.732 on Friday morning’s session.
F1 almost made it through a second day without a single red flag only for pace-setter Kimi Raikkonen to break down on a day when DAS was the main talking point.
Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes laid down the first marker in pre-season testing with the Brit topping the charts ahead of Valtteri Bottas.
F1 heads to Spain on Wednesday for pre-season testing with Valtteri Bottas, Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen all putting in the first official laps.
Formula 1 fans will have live coverage of this year’s pre-season tests, you only need to subscribe to F1 TV Pro or Sky F1.
In less than a month the Formula 1 drivers will hit the Circuit de Catalunya for the start of 2020’s pre-season testing.
Nikita Mazepin went from spinning out on his Mercedes debut to topping the timesheets in Wednesday’s test at the Barcelona circuit.
Haas’ Kevin Magnussen set a gentle early pace on the final morning of testing in Barcelona, where Red Bull have encountered more reliability issues.
Nikita Mazepin will get his first taste of Mercedes machinery as he tests the W10 on the second and final day of testing at the Circuit de Catalunya.
Mercedes’ run of P1s in Spain continued in testing on Tuesday as Valtteri Bottas set the pace in the morning’s session.
Formula 1 is back in action at the Circuit de Catalunya on Tuesday for the start of a two-day test.
George Russell set the fastest lap time in Wednesday’s Bahrain test, driving the Mercedes W10 for the day and not the Williams.
Motor racing’s young hopefuls took centre stage on Day Two at Bahrain as Mick Schumacher tested the Alfa Romeo and George Russell took a giant leap up the order.
Sebastian Vettel led almost from start to finish as testing resumed at the Bahrain circuit on Wednesday, comfortably seven-tenths up on his closest competitor.
With five minutes of play left at the Bahrain circuit on Tuesday afternoon, Max Verstappen put an end to Mick Schumacher’s dream debut as he pipped the Ferrari driver by 0.6s.
We would love to downplay the moment; just another rookie learning the ropes in a F1 car. However, this rookie is Mick Schumacher. And this car is a Ferrari.
What a couple of weeks it has been, but testing is over, and fans around the world now have their sights set firmly on Melbourne.
Sebastian Vettel topped the overall timesheet in the second pre-season test as his 1:16.221 beat Lewis Hamilton by 0.003s.
The good news for Ferrari is that their SF90 appears to be the car to beat; the bad news is that it is not the most reliable.
It’s the final day of testing before Australia…and Mercedes may just be showing us a little more of their hand.
Sebastian Vettel surpassed team-mate Charles Leclerc’s table-topping time from yesterday by 0.010s with only half of the day gone.
Sebastian Vettel will take over from Charles Leclerc who went fastest for Ferrari yesterday, while Max Verstappen is in at Red Bull
Ferrari have given Mercedes and Red Bull a further glimpse of their pace on the penultimate day of testing in Barcelona.