Formula 1 fans are hot for the first test drives of the year. Everyone wants to finally see the new cars in action. The winter was way too long. We F1 reporters from a uto motor und sport can hardly wait for things to start again. That is why we made our way to Barcelona a day earlier to give you first impressions from the paddock.
New Formula 1 trucks in the Barcelona paddock
Unveiled ones Unfortunately we cannot offer cars. Nevertheless, it is worth taking a look at our photo gallery. A lot has happened during the winter break. With Haas F1, a new team has been added that mixed with the established competition for the first time with its trucks. The gold-black colors of lotus, however, have disappeared. The takeover of Renault brings a yellow splash of color into the paddock.
There is also something new for the smallest Formula 1 team: Marussia has now officially become Manor Racing. On Saturday the trucks were covered with new logos at the last minute. When it comes to motorhomes, on the other hand, there is only lean food: Although the tests extend over 2 weeks, only Mercedes and Renault have the normal-sized team pavilions with them. The competition relies on slimmed-down versions.
The weather god also seems to be a Formula 1 fan. Dry conditions are predicted for the entire test week. On the first major assembly day of the year, the sun shone on the mechanics' heads. Hardly a cloud got lost over the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. At temperatures of almost 20 ° C, the assembly helpers worked up a sweat. We watched them comfortably over their shoulders. You can find some impressions in the gallery.