How pre-season plays out inside an F1 team

How pre-season plays out inside an F1 team

It's crunch time for F1 teams as the start of F1 testing approaches. But what goes on behind the scenes at this time of year, and what will they be looking to learn when their new cars hit the track later this month?

Pre-season testing for the latest batch of Formula 1 cars is just around the corner. Since this is the second season of more-or-less stable technical regulations, we can expect the car concepts to converge.

The aerodynamic and tyre changes for 2017 were fairly dramatic and they brought roughly what was predicted in terms of lap time improvement. This year, optimising that package will be the order of the day.

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