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.
Remaining Car Launches:
Force India: 22 February
Toro Rosso: 22 February
Manor: 22 February
Sauber: 1 March
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.