TESTING 2016: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

By Daniel Wilson.

It’s that time of year again. The new season is just around the corner and the cars are about to hit the track for the first time as pre-season testing gets under way from Monday.

This year, testing has been limited to eight days rather than twelve, with all running at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona.

Seven of the eleven teams have unveiled their cars ahead of testing, including Ferrari, Renault and Red Bull. World Champions Mercedes released the first images of their car today, with technical chief Paddy Lowe saying although the car looks very much the same as last year, there are some ‘mini revolutions.’ New US team Haas F1 also revealed pictures of their first car on Sunday as they look to make an impact on the sport in 2016.

merc 16
Mercedes are favourites to take a third constructors title in 2016 with the W07.

 

ferrari 16
Ferrari are expected to provide the best challenge to Mercedes again this year.

 

haas 16
Haas F1 is the eleventh team on the grid.

 

williams 16
Williams are still looking for an F1 win since their revival in 2014.

 

mclaren 16
McLaren-Honda will be looking to put 2015 behind them with the MP4-31.

 

renault 16
Renault are returning to the sport as a name team in 2016.

 

red bull 16
The Renault-powered Red Bull sporting a fresh look for the new season.

 

Remaining Car Launches:

Force India: 22 February

Toro Rosso: 22 February

Manor: 22 February

Sauber: 1 March

 

Testing Schedule:

Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona: 22-25 February

Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona: 1-4 March

 

The new season begins in Melbourne for the Australian Grand Prix on 18-20 March.

 

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