Car racing

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.

Motoring events

UK motoring events and festival in 2020 (part 4)

JapFest Silverstone

Date: May 3

Venue: Silverstone Circuit, Towcester, Northamptonshire

Prices: Advanced ticket prices from £22.50 to £27, on the day £32. Free for two children aged 14 or under enter with paying adult.

The biggest Japanese car show of Europe is back at Silverstone Circuit this year. Experience non-stop high-speed Japanese track action such as spectacular drifting displays and more than 4,000 of Europe’s best Japanese cars displayed from the thriving club scene of the UK.

Simply Ford at Beaulieu

Date: May 3

Venue: National Motor Museum, New Forest, Hampshire

Prices: Adults £12.50, children 5 to 16 years old £6. Children aged under-5 enter for free. Standard entry: adults £24.75, students and senior citizens £23.75, children 5 to 16 years old £12.50.

All Ford owners are invited to drive their cars into Beaulieu on 3rd May and then park up in the complex for a superb day out for all Ford owners and enthusiasts. From restored Mk1 Escorts, custom Fiestas to the odd Transit, Beaulieu’s Simply Ford show is one of the premier Ford events of the UK. It is set to provide a great chance to admire a stunning range of vehicles as well as to connect with fellow enthusiasts.

Gaydon Land Rover Show

Date: May 9-10

Venue: British Motor Museum, Gaydon, Warwickshire

Prices: Adults from £11.50, children 5-16 years old from £7, under five enter for free.

The event dedicated to the iconic Land Rover marque that featues hundreds of Land Rovers from 1948 to present. More details are going to be soon announced.

Masters Historic Festival

Date: May 23-24

Venue: Brands Hatch Circuit, Longfield, Kent

Prices: Adults from £18, children 13-15 years old from £12, under-13s for free.

Formula One’ s glorious past will be revisited at the Masters Historic Festival of Brands Hatch in May including hot race action from the Masters Historic Formula One Championship with mouth-watering machinery from the 1970s and 1980s.