Winter testing in Formula 1: shorter, more intense and more realistic

Floving sign of the times. The “longest season in the history of F1”, filled with 23 Grands Prix as long as the covid does not alter the performance of course, will begin in two weeks on the Bahrain circuit. And it is there, on the Sakhir circuit, that the “shortest pre-season tests will take place from Friday to Sunday: barely 3 days! Never have F1 drivers had so little time to prepare for the new championship. While in the last century, the exercise was almost unlimited, and the days of testing followed one another on different circuits, reason had reduced, for a few years already, the exercise to about two weeks (again 8 days in 2019, more than 6 last year), still on the same circuit, Barcelona in this case.

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