Fernando Alonso, McLaren, Circuit de Catalunya, 2018

2018 F1 season testing in pictures: Circuit de Catalunya day three

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The third day of testing for the 2018 F1 season is due to begin once conditions improve at the circuit. Snow fell at the track overnight and the session has not yet started.

See below for pictures from Wednesday’s test. More images will be added here throughout the day.

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14 comments on “2018 F1 season testing in pictures: Circuit de Catalunya day three”

  1. Now…there’s an idea…..current F1 cars racing on
    snow-tyres…. You get the feeling accelerating
    out of corners might acquire a whole new meaning….!

    Knowing a few past F1 engineers…they’d give it a go !
    Don’t know what it’s like elsewhere but it’s minus 6c
    in the Devon hills this morning.

    1. Lots of snow all around Spain. From what some friends from Barcelona told me, it was still snowing this morning. Not sure if they’ll be able to run today.

    2. Roostertails of snow!

    3. …And as the snow piles up on the halo, the drivers can throw snowballs at each other!

    4. Replace the front wing with a snowplough. Would look spectacular.

    5. -11° at dawn within shouting distance of the Hockenheimring.

      1. -11° in the south of Poland in midday sun as well.

  2. Ah, what a lovely sight. :-)
    We’re frozen solid here, but there’s no snow in sight, so I’m a bit jealous.

  3. My luck… To be in Barcelona this week ready to attend the tests and snow falling everywhere 😢

  4. FIA has to look into the climate change of the last decade and re-adjust the F1 schedule. The seasons in Europe have shifted by 1-2 months further in the year, while the transitional seasons have almost disappeared. What used to be the beginning of spring (March, for central Europe) is now still deep winter, whereas the consequently belated – but also prolonged – summer finishes around late September/early October, with a warm and dry autumn reaching November.

    1. I think you are right. It may be better to schedule the European races to a little later in the season to get more predictable weather.

    2. @damon Easier said than done especially considering that some of the ‘flyaway’ venues are too hot for F1 or any outdoor activity for that matter during the only ‘suitable’ months for the European races (June-August for most + May and September for the southerly located ones).

  5. Fair play to the teams that did run in the rain today! Surely these are good opportunities for the teams / drivers / Pirelli to get some good wet weather testing done?

    1. Stuart Becktell (@)
      1st March 2018, 0:57

      It’s to cold to keep the tires warm enough for grip. If they could use the running they would have.

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