10 things we learned from the first F1 test

10 things we learned from the first F1 test

After four days of unpredictable weather, half of pre-season Formula 1 testing is complete. Tricky conditions at Barcelona mean conclusions were even harder to reach this week, but there are already some patterns emerging ahead of the 2018 season

Pre-season Formula 1 testing can be difficult enough to get a clear understanding from even when things go smoothly, but in 2018 the first test gave us even fewer indications than usual thanks to the weather.

Freezing temperatures and rain - and even heavy snow one morning - made the first three and a half days effectively a write-off for the teams, and led to a very busy final afternoon as everybody played catch-up on mileage.

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