Trackside view: Spain in the rain

Trackside view: Spain in the rain

The tricky conditions of the final day of this week's running at Barcelona put drivers - and cars - to the test. Matt Beer took a close look at the action to find out who was hot and who was not

When a man with wet weather skills as sublime as Lewis Hamilton admitted that he would rather be walking his dog than taking his Mercedes on track on a sodden afternoon at Barcelona, it seemed unlikely that AUTOSPORT's Friday afternoon trackside wander would deliver much insight.

Indeed, there was a danger of not seeing a single car in action given that the lunch break had featured a smattering of hail amid the downpour, and that all 11 teams had managed a better-than-expected amount of running as the morning delivered an hour of properly dry track on a day when the forecast had been dour.

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