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Formula 1

Snow and ice can still lead to Formula 1 fun

Formula 1 and snow don't mix during the season, especially not on race weekends. However F1 teams have run into snowy conditions during testing, or even searched out frigid conditions in order to get some spectacular images.

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Given it's still cold and snowy in much of the world, we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to look into the history books and share some fantastic images of Formula 1 cars in frigid conditions. Earlier we took a closer look at Max Verstappen's adventures in the Austrian Alps.

Red Bull, 2010

In 2010, Red Bull took to the snow with Sebastien Buemi behind the wheel. Snow and ice are expected in Canada during the winter, and here the Swiss driver shows his skills in Quebec.

Test days, 2003 and 2018

Barcelona isn't known as a winter wonderland, but it is unheard of to see snowflakes fall in the region in February. Although 2021 testing has been moved to Bahrain, there have been occasions when snow and Formula 1 cars have interacted during test days. This happened back in 2018 and back in 2003.

Ferrari, 2018

Ferrari have also taken part in events on the snow. Here's a look back at 2016 when Giancarlo Fisichella put on a show in the Italian Alps.

BMW Sauber, 2007

During an event in Sankt Moritz, Switzerland back in 2007, BMW Sauber took advantage of the fact their factory was located in the country and drove in icy conditions.

Renault, 2007

While still technically a snow event, this event with Renault is a bit different compared to the other entries on the list! Snow and Dubai don't mix which is why back in 2007, Renault drove in a ski hall on artificial conditions.


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