F1 Fanatic Live will be running during all 12 days and I’ll be posting updates, photographs and articles throughout the tests.
The build-up to the new season moves up a gear tomorrow as McLaren reveal their new contender. I’ll be at the McLaren Technology Centre to cover the first glimpse of the MP4-28.
Ferrari and Force India will launch their cars on Friday. Dan Cross, who writes the excellent Motorsport Musings blog, will be at Silverstone to provide coverage of the new VJM06 for F1 Fanatic and hopefully discover who will be driving it.
After Saturday’s Sauber launch I’ll be in Milton Keynes on Sunday for the debut of the Red Bull RB9. After that it’s on to Jerez where three more new cars will appear and testing will begin. I’ll return to Spain later in the month for both tests at the Circuit de Catalunya including the first appearance of the Williams FW35 and hopefully the new Marussia too.
Jamey Price, who took some stunning photographs of the test at the Circuit de Catalunya last year, will be at this year’s tests again and we will have some more of his pictures here again.
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F1 Fanatic launch and testing coverage
|31st January||McLaren MP4-28 launch|
|1st February||Ferrari F138 launch|
|1st February||Force India VJM06 launch|
|2nd February||Sauber C32 launch|
|3rd February||Red Bull RB9 launch|
|4th February||Mercedes W04 launch|
|4th February||Toro Rosso STR6 launch|
|5th February||Caterham CT03 launch|
|5th February||Testing day one: Jerez||With F1 Fanatic Live coverage|
|6th February||Testing day two: Jerez||With F1 Fanatic Live coverage|
|7th February||Testing day three: Jerez||With F1 Fanatic Live coverage|
|8th February||Testing day four: Jerez||With F1 Fanatic Live coverage|
|19th February||Williams FW35 launch|
|19th February||Testing day five: Catalunya||With F1 Fanatic Live coverage|
|20th February||Testing day six: Catalunya||With F1 Fanatic Live coverage|
|21st February||Testing day seven: Catalunya||With F1 Fanatic Live coverage|
|22nd February||Testing day eight: Catalunya||With F1 Fanatic Live coverage|
|28th February||Testing day nine: Catalunya||With F1 Fanatic Live coverage|
|1st March||Testing day ten: Catalunya||With F1 Fanatic Live coverage|
|2nd March||Testing day eleven: Catalunya||With F1 Fanatic Live coverage|
|3rd March||Testing day twelve: Catalunya||With F1 Fanatic Live coverage|
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