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Ex-Formula 1 racer and TV pundit Karun Chandhok is as eagle-eyed a trackside viewer as they come. Here's what he made of the cars in testing.
Every year I try to pick the same spots around the Circuit de Catalunya at Barcelona to watch the pre-season tests. It's a great track to walk around and watch at close quarters because you can see a whole range of corners and areas where cars show their strengths and weaknesses.
Fast corners, slow corners, changes of direction, braking and traction – they can all be judged by your eyes and ears and, pretty much every year, my list matches up with the laptimes because there's nowhere to hide.
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