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Formula One releases the schedule for 2020 pre-season testing

After three long months, the familiar roar of Formula One engines will finally greet everyone’s ears. Although the season has not started just yet, the fans are going to be thrilled that pre-season testing is extremely, very close.

Everything kicks off on February 19th until the 21st, and again from the 26th to the 28th of February. Beat all, each of the ten teams has six days of running in total.

As always, testing is generally held at the Circuit de Csatalunya in Barcelona, where Haas and Alfa Romeo’s 2020 challengers will make an appearance. While testing might not represent an accurate depiction of how the grid will line up, it’ll give fans and analysts a general idea.

How many days will Formula One testing last?

As against previous years, testing days are limited to a grand total of 6 days. Previously, teams were handed with six days of running instead of eight. There are two three-day tests: the primary from February 19-21 and therefore the second from February 26-28.

2020 pre-season testing schedule

Session Day Time  
Day 1 19 February 9:00AM-6:00PM (Local Time)
Day 2 20 February 9:00AM-6:00PM (Local Time)
Day 3 21 February 9:00AM-6:00PM (Local Time)
Day 1 26 February 9:00AM-6:00PM (Local Time)
Day 2 27 February 9:00AM-6:00PM (Local Time)
Day 3 28 February 9:00AM-6:00PM (Local Time)

Unlike regular race sessions, pre-season testing is concentrated on assessing the cars’ reliability. This is often because that this is often the primary time that the 2020 cars have an opportunity to stretch their legs after they were first conceived. Additionally thereto , teams are going to be collating valuable performance data before the primary Grand Prix of the season takes place.

Furthermore, every Formula One team must compare the info from a true world setting and from the simulator. That data is collected with the help of various sensors and devices. Meanwhile, on the drivers’ side of things, it’s a matter of shaking off a number of the rust and also gets to grips with the new cars.