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Rusteez_

""BREAKING""


thphnts

All news is breaking news these days. It’s really lost both its meaning and effect.


Ianthin1

EXCITING!


Character-Pattern505

Downvoted even though that’s the original tweet. Thems the breaks.


prograMagar

unshocked Pikachu face


Working_Sundae

Only one pre-season testing? Will there be another one at Barcelona?


Astelli

Most likely just one, they only increased it to two tests this year due to the new rules.


Kolec507

>Will there be another one at Barcelona? No, I wouldn't be surprised if there was an "unofficial shakedown" in Barcelona planned tho


-DemigodFoxtrot

OMG WHO COULD'VE SEEN THIS COMING????? UNBELIEVABLE TRULY ASTONISHING


3tenthsfaster

Ah, I see the check has cleared.


GansMans18

No one ever said that for Barcelona... Bahrain is actually a really balanced track, great for testing.


GiulioAizer

And it’s the first race so less unnecessary travel


martinvdb3105

And it like never snows.


nexus1011

Which makes it more predicable...


ALOIsFasterThanYou

True, but Bahrain did pay for the privilege of hosting the “first” test of this year, and thus the beginning of the new era of F1. That meant the *actual* first test of the year (in Barcelona, I think?) was officially referred to as a shakedown, and lacked live F1TV coverage. I’m still a bit miffed about that.


PurpEL

Same. We got dun dirty


Sputniki

No no no, if it's in the Middle East you must always insinuate that it's done for money and no other reason. The European tracks are always beyond reproach.


AnilP228

Tempted to go to this to get some winter sun.


ArbitraryOrder

My favorite track gets more testing


erics75218

Awesome...I love to winter in Bahrain in late Feb! Been going with the fam for 25+ years!


dl064

I read a while ago that it’s a moderate ballache for the teams because it just subtracts from their deadlines. Barcelona, you can finish a bit of kit, hand it to someone and it’ll be there in 4 hours. Bahrain, no. Anyway, I vaguely appreciate that F1 does literally what it wants - teams, staff, drivers and fans be damned. Money talks.


Astelli

It's more that the teams can drive large items to Barcelona in about 24 hours, which is not possible at Bahrain. Once you've commited to putting things on a plane to get to a track it's less of an issue because 3 hours to Barcelona vs 6 hours to Bahrain isn't a massive difference. On the other side, having testing and the first race at the same track reduces the costs of freight for the teams by a small amount.


MysticYogurt

"Exciting" is a very strong word to use in this headline


crackalac

By new years I'll be counting down to this day.


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crackalac

Is the last race that early?


LucAltaiR

Yes, because of the FIFA World Cup, they want to avoid overlap.


crackalac

Well that's dumb.


Bell_Jolly

Ok


D3R_B4R0N

Will it be broadcasted?


Kolec507

I think so, yeah. On F1TV and Sky only probably


AssCarEE

The less I see of Montmelo, the happier I am


NBX6

Could make the Spanish GP slightly more exciting if the teams don't have mountains of data from pre-season testing


supernova6831

never saw the purpose of testing in a circuit with gravel either. surely paul ricard and bahrain are straight up better choices.


Dang3300

How exciting


SnooKiwis3645

They finally send the money