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28 February 2018
Snow may have stopped play at Barcelona on Wednesday - but it's not the first time F1 and the white stuff have collided!
“Drive an F1 car on a snow-covered lake? No problem – I’ll just need some studded tyres…” Nick Heidfeld demos his BMW Sauber in St Moritz, Switzerland in 2007. © Copyright Free for Editorial Use Only
It may have a temperate climate most of the time, but snow has interrupted testing in Barcelona before. Here Ralph Firman guides his Jordan between snow covered gravel traps in February 2003. © Sutton Motorsport Images
Ferrari showed off their 2012 challenger at a snowy Maranello in February 2012 – and don’t Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa look happy about it! © Copyright Free for Editorial Use Only
Sauber team members grit their teeth as they brave the icy conditions to display the brand new Sauber C22 at a snowy Fiorano in January 2003. © Sutton Motorsport Images
Tackling the notorious Hahnenkamm downhill course in Kitzbuehel, Austria is hard enough on skis… In January 2016 Max Verstappen did it in an F1 car equipped with nothing more than snow chains… © Philip Platzer/Red Bull Content Pool
February 2016 in the Italian Alps, and Giancarlo Fisichella decides to take his Ferrari for a blast around the pretty town of Livigno… © Ferrari
How’s this for a launch to remember? A young Riccardo Patrese tries to stay warm in the cockpit as Arrows launch the FA/1 at a snowy Silverstone in January 1978. © LAT
“It may be snowing, but that doesn’t mean pit stop practice is cancelled!” Fernando Alonso and Renault keep working during a snowy test session at Silverstone in February 2005. © Sutton Motorsport Images
Jordan drivers Tiago Monteiro and Narain Karthikeyan try to stay warm as the team present their 2005 car in Moscow’s snow-covered Red Square. © Glenn Dunbar/LAT Photographic
“Anyone got a snowplough?” Well, if you try to test at Silverstone in January, you can’t be entirely surprised by a spot of inclement weather. This scene is from 2001. © Sutton Images
2010 and Red Bull celebrate F1’s impending return to Canada with an incredible show car run across frozen water in Northern Quebec. Sebastian Buemi was the man at the wheel. © Dan Mathieu/Red Bull Content Pool
Ok, so technically there's no snow in this one - but it is former F1 racer Luca Badoer driving a Ferrari during the opening ceremony for the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Turin. © Ferrari
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