Valtteri Bottas, Williams, Barcelona, 2012

F1 Fanatic covering all pre-season tests at the track

2013 F1 seasonPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Valtteri Bottas, Williams, Barcelona, 2012I will be at Jerez and the Circuit de Catalunya to bring you coverage, from all the pre-season tests on F1 Fanatic.

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.

He’ll be joined by Elaine Scott whose excellent photographs can be seen on LS Photos.

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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Date Event Notes
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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