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[3 Mar 2013 | 2 Comments | 11,315 views]
Testing Fact File: Second Barcelona Test

Round-up of the final test at the Circuit de Catalunya before the teams head to the Australian Grand Prix. Mercedes set the pace on the final two days, Nico Rosberg putting in the fastest lap of the week. The team was also the busiest, putting in 481 laps, underlining their reliability, but how reflective of the running order will the timesheets prove to be?

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[27 Feb 2013 | One Comment | 9,979 views]
Testing: Circuit de Catalunya Part II

Viva F1’s Factfile ahead of the final Formula One test ahead of the season opening race in Melbourne. So far, eight different drivers have topped the eight days of testing, illustrating little there has been between teams so far. However, as the last chance to assess their chargers, the teams should now be approaching the specification that will take to the track in Australia…

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[22 Feb 2013 | 2 Comments | 4,550 views]
Testing Fact File: First Barcelona Test

A round-up of the first of two tests at the Circuit de Catalunya before the season opening round in Melbourne. McLaren’s Sergio Pérez set the pace, fractionally ahead of Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso, before the final day was hit by rain. Williams had perhaps the most productive week, racking up 367 laps before the wet track hampered everyone’s plans. Meanwhile, Adrian Sutil made his return to Formula One…

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[18 Feb 2013 | One Comment | 2,613 views]
Testing: Circuit de Catalunya

Viva F1’s Factfile ahead of the second Formula One test which sees the outfits move to the aerodynamically challenging Circuit de Catalunya. In Jerez, Felipe Massa set the pace but most eyes were on Jenson Button’s first day lap time. This week also sees the track debut of Williams’ 2013 car having run a modified version of last year’s racer.

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[8 May 2012 | 7 Comments | 5,878 views]
Preview of the Spanish Grand Prix

Round Five of the 2012 Formula One season sees the teams heading to their first race of the year on European soil. The Circuit de Catalunya is a venue the teams know very well from winter testing. After eight days there earlier in the year, the teams will have a head start in preparing for this weekend’s race although they will still have to consider the higher track temperatures. There’s also the added intrigue of last week’s in-season test in Italy…

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[28 Feb 2012 | No Comment | 2,079 views]
2012 Testing Preview: Barcelona 2

Formula One returns to the Circuit de Catalunya for the third and final test before the opening race in Australia on 18th March. Ferrari and Red Bull had planned to start a day later than their rivals, extending the test in to Monday until the FIA stepped in with a clarification of the testing rules. As it happens, however, the FIA may be doing them a favour as Monday is currently forecast to be wet while Thursday is set to be the best day…