Thanks to Valtteri Bottas’s sensational lap, Mercedes continued to show its early dominance on Friday when the first week of testing concluded at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. The early signs indicate that Mercedes could be on course to secure their seventh successive title double this year.
This final day of testing in this first week kicked off with continued welcoming weather in Spain. Teams were therefore again eager to get out on track and get the day going, all aiming for another high-mileage day.
Shocking the entire paddock, Mercedes were caught by using a mysterious new system on the front suspension of its new car, the W11. The Dual-Axis Steering has caught the attention of the rival teams’ engineers.
The second day of testing for the Formula One teams was another productive day, with good weather and solid reliability both present at Circuit de Catalunya.
Day 2 of pre-season testing at Barcelona went underway with AlphaTauri's Pierre Gasly making his debut. He was the first to come out on track to get his first real taste with the AT01.
Formula One has finally returned to action today when the official pre-season testing kicked off today at the favoured test and grand prix track of Barcelona-Catalunya. The first day saw Mercedes continue to demostrate its dominating form.
The first day of 2020 pre-season testing has come to an end with Lewis Hamilton easily setting the fastest time. Throughout the day, there were remarkably few problems, leading to lots of running.
Although Sebastian Vettel was due to kick off Ferrari’s pre-season testing by giving the Italians’ brand-new machine, the SF1000 its track debut, an illness forced him to sit out today.
Formula One 2020 pre-season testing has officially kicked off this morning at Circuit de Catalunya, where all teams are present for the first of 6 days of testing to prepare to go racing in Australia.
Fans are only a few days separated from the moment when Formula One teams and drivers commence the pre-season testing at Barcelona that will see them completing a congested schedule over an extremely short period of time.