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LIVE | Day one of the 2022 Formula 1 winter test in Barcelona

LIVE | Day one of the 2022 Formula 1 winter test in Barcelona

23 February - 07:30 Last update: 12:51


The first test day of the 2022 Formula 1 season takes place on Wednesday. Unfortunately there is no live footage from the test in Barcelona this year, but at GPblog you can stay up to date with the very latest news in our liveblog!

Liveblog day one F1 winter test Barcelona


The wait is finally over, because this coming week we will officially see the 2022 cars in action for the first time. From February 23 to 25, F1 teams will be able to test their new car at the Barcelona circuit. The test week in Barcelona will be followed by a second session in Bahrain from March 10 to 12, a week before the start of the Formula One season.

What will Red Bull and Mercedes show?

The test days are especially important this season, because with the arrival of the new regulations, the teams have had to completely transform their cars. The aerodynamic parts will all have to be tested, as well as the reliability of the car. Last season it was of course Red Bull Racing and Mercedes who had the best cars on the grid, but nothing is certain in the ranking this year.

Max Verstappen will do everything he can to defend his world title, but Lewis Hamilton will also start the new season with extra motivation after the loss in Abu Dhabi. The Brit still has the chance to break Michael Schumacher's record by winning his eighth world title.

Of course, the other F1 teams also want to prove themselves. After finishing third in the constructors' championship in 2021, Ferrari seems more ambitious than ever to compete for the title in the new season, but McLaren also has a bone to pick with the Italians.

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