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How to follow the Barcelona F1 test live

Formula 1's new era kicks off this week with the first of two pre-season tests in Barcelona. Here's how you can follow the opening week of F1 testing action live.

F1 drivers and teams will have more pre-season testing time at their disposal in 2022, as the sport gets to grips with a wave of new technical regulations. After a limit of three test days in 2021, there will be six days of running this time around, with the first session held in Barcelona from 23-25 February, and the second session coming in Bahrain from 10-12 March. As always, every on- and off-track development from the Barcelona F1 test can be followed at RacingNews365.com . Before, during and after the test days, we will provide you with the latest news, updates, reports, exclusive interviews and much more. We will also be running a live blog during every day of the test.

Where can I watch the F1 test days live?

Unfortunately for fans, the first pre-season test in Barcelona is taking place behind closed doors, with no live television coverage. However, you can stay up to date with all the goings-on in our aforementioned daily live blogs , which will feature the latest lap times, developments and updates from the paddock, along with detailed reports for the morning and afternoon sessions. There will be some delayed television coverage in the UK, with Sky Sports F1 set to show 'testing wrap' programmes on their dedicated channel after each day of action.

F1 gets set for a new era of competition

After the flurry of car launches, the Barcelona test will mark the first time that all 10 teams run their 'real' cars on track. However, as per usual in testing, teams will likely be hiding or holding back developments, along with the usual sandbagging, meaning we will have to wait a little longer to see which outfits have interpreted the all-new regulations the most effectively. That means the opening weekend of the 2022 F1 season, which will take place in Bahrain from 18-20 March.

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