The first taxiing of the McLaren MCL35 was made in Barcelona on Sunday. It is the fifth F1 2020 to have taken the track.
McLaren arrived in Barcelona before the other teams! The English team rolled its McLaren MCL35 on Sunday on the Catalan circuit, for a debugging.
Lando Norris took care of this first driving in the new McLaren single-seater. Carlos Sainz then took the wheel. McLaren has published several videos of this traffic on social networks.
The McLaren MCL35 is the fifth F1 2020 to hit the track. The Red Bull RB16 and then the Mercedes F1 W11 EQ Performance drove at Silverstone, the Alfa Romeo C39 debuted at Fiorano and the AlphaTauri AT01 took to the track at Misano.
Useful tests for teams
Trials are prohibited outside the races and the two sessions in Barcelona. The rolls carried out by the teams since last week are intended for capturing images, then supplied to the media and sponsors. They are limited to 100km with demonstration tires.
These tests still have one used for the teams. They can check that the various systems are working properly, and ensure that they can immediately start their work program when the tests start on Wednesday morning.
The next car to be unveiled will be the Williams FW43 at 9:00 a.m. and the Racing Point RP20 this Monday at 2:30 p.m. The Haas-VF-20, the Renault R.S.20 and the Alfa Romeo C39 will not be officially presented until Wednesday, but images have already appeared, via 3D renderings for the first two, and with a track test for the third.
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– F1 TV to broadcast all of Barcelona's tests
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– F1 2020: The 10 big questions of the season
– F1 2020 calendar