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Barcelona February testing

Barcelona February testing (2019)

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Tech verdict: Latest F1 2019 tech developments explained

The first 2019 pre-season Formula 1 test at Barcelona provided our maiden opportunity to see the new cars on track, and view the solutions the teams have made for this year’s aerodynamic rule tweaks.

Albon "exceeding expectations" at Toro Rosso

Alexander Albon has been "exceeding expectations" at Toro Rosso and “ticked all the boxes” while testing in Barcelona last week, technical director Jody Egginton says.

"Fantastic" Honda "causing no compromise" - Toro Rosso

Toro Rosso technical director Jody Egginton has hailed Honda’s first week of Formula 1 pre-season testing as “fantastic”.

Mercedes needs upgrade to cure handling issues, says Bottas

Valtteri Bottas says Mercedes needs an upgrade to completely solve the handling issues that dogged the first run of its new 2019 Formula 1 challenger at Barcelona in Spain this week.

Testing verdict: Who’s winning the winter war and why

At the halfway point of 2019 Formula 1 pre-season testing, the early talking points for the year ahead have already emerged.

Barcelona test Day 4: F1 2019 technical images from first week

Giorgio Piola and Motorsport Images bring you the Formula 1 technical images from the fourth and final day of the first week of testing at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

Pirelli data suggests Ferrari 0.5s ahead of rivals

Pirelli’s estimated differences between its 2019 Formula 1 tyres suggest Ferrari ended the first test with an advantage of half a second.

Testing verdict: Where exactly is Mercedes at after week one?

Mercedes made good on its promise to finally show some pace on the final day of the opening Formula 1 test of 2019, proving it had been holding back on the first three days.

Leclerc: Ferrari's rivals are sandbagging

Charles Leclerc believes Ferrari's Formula 1 rivals have been "sandbagging" in pre-season testing at Barcelona.

Hulkenberg tops opening week of Barcelona F1 testing

Renault Formula 1 driver Nico Hulkenberg snatched the fastest time of the first week of 2019 pre-season testing in Barcelona on the final day.

Feb 21, 2019

Red Bull says it had never had such good pre-season

Red Bull says it had its best ever pre-season test, on the back of its encouraging start with new engine partner Honda.

Feb 21, 2019

Kubica admits Williams running "compromised" car

Robert Kubica admits that the Williams Formula 1 team is testing its new FW42 car in a "compromised" condition this week in Barcelona.

Feb 21, 2019

Tech verdict: Analysing the “gambles” of the top three teams

Hopes are high that Red Bull-Honda will join Ferrari and Mercedes in the 2019 Formula 1 title battle.

Albon keeps Toro Rosso on top in morning of Day 4

Toro Rosso topped another session of Formula 1 testing at Barcelona, with Alexander Albon fastest before lunch on day four, while Mercedes showed some speed for the first time.

Williams says F1 team not in "crisis mode" but needs fixes

Claire Williams insists her Formula 1 team is not in "crisis mode" after its delayed start to testing, but says changes will need to be made to ensure there are no repeat problems in the future.

Live: Follow Barcelona F1 testing as it happens

Follow all the action from Formula 1 2019 pre-season testing at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya with our live text coverage.

What next for ‘embarrassed’ Williams in Barcelona?

The 2019 Williams Formula 1 car finally hit the track at Barcelona on Wednesday afternoon, having missed two and a half days of the eight of pre-season testing.

Analysing the great Mercedes mystery of F1 2019 testing so far

Formula 1 champion team Mercedes has spent testing so far near the bottom of the Barcelona timesheets. What's the story?

Barcelona test Day 3: The latest F1 2019 technical images

Giorgio Piola and Motorsport Images bring you the Formula 1 technical images available from the third day of testing at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

F1 tech gallery: New front wings in the spotlight

Formula 1’s new 2019 regulations have resulted in an intriguing divergence when it comes to the design of front wings.

Kvyat: Fastest lap wasn't "balls out" glory run

Toro Rosso driver Daniil Kvyat says his late table-topping lap on the third day of Barcelona Formula 1 testing wasn't “balls out”.

Haas aiming to fix "little gremlins" after disrupted day

Haas team boss Gunther Steiner says his team must fix the "little gremlins" after suffering electrical trouble three times on the third day of Formula 1 pre-season testing in Barcelona.

Renault says rear wing problem has been fixed

Renault says the rear wing problem that caused Daniel Ricciardo’s spin in testing this week has now been fixed.

Verstappen delighted with Red Bull-Honda's "calm" start

Max Verstappen says he is “very happy” with how Red Bull and Honda have started working together in Formula 1, describing it as “very focused and calm”.