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Barcelona pre-season test 2022

How late does F1 testing start in Barcelona?

F1 testing kicks off in Barcelona this week as the sport heads into a new era. But when is the action taking place? RacingNews365.com provides an overview.

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F1's new cars will hit the track together for the first time as pre-season testing gets underway at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

This week's test, which will run from Wednesday to Friday (23-25 February), is the first of two planned sessions before the new season gets underway, with a second to follow in Bahrain from March 10-12.

Unfortunately for fans, the first test will not be broadcast live, with F1 only releasing highlights packages at the end of the day.

However, RacingNews365.com will be present at the circuit to keep you informed about the events via our live blog.

F1's new era to begin in Barcelona on Wednesday

This week's test in Barcelona will be split into six sessions, with a morning and afternoon session held on each day.

The pit lane will open at 09:00 local time (08:00 GMT). After four hours of track action, the field will break for lunch at 13:00 local time (12:00 GMT).

In the afternoon, cars will return to the circuit between 14:00-18:00 local time (13:00-17:00 GMT).

Schedule for the 2022 F1 Barcelona pre-season test

Date Session Time (GMT)
Wednesday 23 February Day 1 - Morning session 08:00-12:00
Wednesday 23 February Day 1 - Afternoon session 13:00-17:00
Thursday 24 February Day 2 - Morning session 08:00-12:00
Thursday 24 February Day 2 - Afternoon session 13:00-17:00
Friday 25 February Day 3 - Morning session 08:00-12:00
Friday 25 February Day 3 - Afternoon session 13:00-17:00

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