he 2022 Formula 1 season is upon us with the resumption of the paddock in Barcelona for a three-day test to start pre-season.
Two tests will take place before the first Bahrain Grand Prix, this will be the first opportunity for fans to experience the new cars after a major overhaul of the rules.
Much attention will also be given to Lewis Hamilton after his heartbreak in Abu Dhabi. Having declared himself ready to fight for a record eighth title against defending champion Max Verstappen, any early signs of superiority will no doubt be examined.
And then there’s the chance of an unexpected favorite emerging, perhaps McLaren or Ferrari, this season brimming with intrigue for fans.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the Barcelona test…
When is the Barcelona 2022 test?
The F1 pre-season starts on Wednesday 23 and Friday 25 February.
The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya hosts the three-day event.
What time is the Barcelona 2022 test?
Each day starts at 8am GMT and the checkered flag will be waved at 5pm GMT, with a lunch break to break up the morning and afternoon sessions.
How can I watch the Barcelona 2022 test?
TV channel: The first test, unlike the second, will not be broadcast live via any broadcaster.
Strong points: F1’s official channel will air a nightly highlights review show after each race day.
When does each driver take part in the Barcelona 2022 test?
Check back here for the official driver schedule as it is announced closer to each day’s race.
Who is the fastest ?
Standard Sport will update their timesheets regularly throughout the test.