In the round-up: Could Max Verstappen have a home race in the Netherlands soon? Former F1 host Zandvoort is looking into bringing the circuit back.
F1 Fanatic at this week’s pre-season test
The first storylines of the new season are beginning to develop. Have Ferrari really closed the gap to Mercedes? What do Red Bull have up their sleeves for the RB13? Just how had are things for McLaren and Honda? How will Lance Stroll respond after two accidents in as many days last week?
F1 Fanatic will be at the Circuit de Catalunya to find out about all this and more over the next four days. The second and final pre-season test begins tomorrow and we will be bringing you updates, news, pictures and more from the paddock.
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On this day in F1
Formula One has now had the mandatory tyre change rules for ten years. According to Pirelli it could be the only thing which gets drivers into the pits at some races this year.