The recent Jerez test was (for those that launched 2012 cars) all about systems checks, baseline set-ups, reliability and getting to know Pirelli's 2012-spec tyres. This week's Barcelona session is where the teams really start hunting performance - and where a genuine pecking order for the new season could start to emerge.
It will also see the public debut of Mercedes' MGP W03 and...»
The winds of change have been blowing through Formula One racing recently. And the latest member of the old guard to be replaced by a younger model is Jarno Trulli, who looks set to wrap up his Formula One career after being ousted by Caterham in favour of Vitaly Petrov. The decision by the Norfolk-based team means that for the first time since 1970 an Italian won't figure on the F1 grid...»