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F1 testing LIVE: Latest updates and lap records from Barcelona


Lewis Hamilton Breaks Months Of Silence

Formula 1 testing is here as the start of the 2022 season draws ever nearer. The first of three fascinating days begin at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya following each team’s car launch. The acrimony of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix has subsided with the FIA confirming a number of changes to placate Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton after the gutting circumstances in which Max Vertappen edged out the seven-time world champion to the drivers’ championship.

So Hamilton is officially back and he will link up with George Russell at Mercedes, with the new line-up appears at the launch of the new W13 car. The controversial role of Michael Masi has been addressed, with Niels Wittich and Eduardo Freitas replacing him as race director.

Today makrs the first of two testing sessions, with Barcelona the first and then a second period in Bahrain before the first Grand Prix of the 2022 season as F1 prepares for a new era following the introduction of drastic new rules.

Reflecting on his decision to return, Hamilton said: “I never ever said I was going to stop. I love doing what I do, and it is such a privilege working with this large group of people and you feel like you are part of a family. There is nothing quite like it. It was a difficult time for me and a time where I needed to take a step back and focus on the present. I had my family all around me and creating great memories. I eventually got to a point where I decided I would be attacking again coming into another season and working with Toto and George.” Follow all the latest Formula One news and updates below:

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F1 testing: Charles Leclerc secures fastest time over George Russell and Lando Norris on day one

Charles Leclerc has secured the fastest time on day one after the third hour, just ahead of George Russell and Lando Norris on day one.

  • Charles Leclerc: 1:20.165s
  • George Russell: 1:20.784s
  • Lando Norris: 1:21.173s

Jack Rathborn23 February 2022 11:32

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F1 testing: Barcelona lap record time

Daniel Ricciardo holds the lap record at the Circuit de Catalunya with a time of 1:18.047.

This time was logged back in 2018 with Red Bull during testing.

Ricciardo’s RB14 hit the track four years ago with the hyper-soft tyre from Pirelli’s range.

Jack Rathborn23 February 2022 11:28

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F1 testing: Carlos Sainz and Max Verstappen log first times of 2022

Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz Jr. with his father Carlos Sainz during testing

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Max Verstappen of the Netherlands and Oracle Red Bull Racing prepares to drive

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Jack Rathborn23 February 2022 11:24

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F1 testing in Barcelona as teams log first times and results for 2022

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands steers his car during a Formula One pre-season testing session

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Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc of Monaco steers his car during a Formula One pre-season testing session

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George Russell of Great Britain driving the (63) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team W13 during Day One of F1 Testing

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Jack Rathborn23 February 2022 11:21

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F1 testing in Barcelona as teams log first times and results for 2022

Alpine’s Spanish driver Fernando Alonso drives during the first day of the F1 pre-season testing

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McLaren’s British driver Lando Norris drives during the first day of pre-season testing

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Martin driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany steers his car during a Formula One pre-season testing session

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Jack Rathborn23 February 2022 11:18

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F1 testing: Leclerc sizzles in new Ferrari to produce fastest time after hour three

And the first morning of F1 testing just gets better and better for Ferrari.

Leclerc is back on top clocking a 1:20.165 on.

Jack Rathborn23 February 2022 11:15

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F1 testing: New cars all on display in Barcelona

After Red Bull unveiled the real car this morning we’ve got a full look at this year’s models.

Jack Rathborn23 February 2022 11:13

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F1 testing: Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc busy in first session in Barcelona

Jack Rathborn23 February 2022 11:10

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Lando Norris provides Daniel Ricciardo update at F1 testing in Barcelona

There is no broadcast for Formula 1 testing this week in Barcelona, but fear not, Lando Norris is on the case.

He has shared pictures of Daniel Ricciardo getting out of the garage with some tongue in cheek comments about his Aussie teammate.

Norris claims Ricciardo is in P1 so far, as the only car out on the track: “Absolutely incredible, what a start to the season.”

Jack Rathborn23 February 2022 11:05

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F1 testing update: George Russell tops fastest times in Barcelona

Here are the top three drivers after the second hour in F1 testing:

  • George Russell: 1:21.403s
  • Charles Leclerc: 1:21.718s
  • Max Verstappen: 1:22.246s

Jack Rathborn23 February 2022 10:59

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