Gary Anderson's pre-season blog

Gary Anderson's pre-season blog

Former F1 designer and AUTOSPORT's technical guru Gary Anderson has been keeping a watchful eye on an intense week of F1 launches. Follow his diary as he casts his opinion on all the new cars and the opening pre-season test in Valencia

Barcelona test two: Day five - 12 March

The chequered flag has finally been waved to end pre-season testing for the 2011 Formula 1 championship. For the teams it is now back to the factory, build two race cars with all of the latest development components, sort out about 25 tonnes of car spares, tools and equipment, get it all packed up and to the airport by Thursday night in readiness for shipping to Australia.

When the team personnel leave next Sunday or Monday I am sure there will be a fairly extensive amount of hand baggage and with that excess baggage charges.

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