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F1 2017 Testing - Barcelona Day 1

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Formula One is all set to resume in Australia this March with a plethora of technical changes that have resulted in bigger, wider and louder cars! For the first time in Formula One history, FIA’s technical regulations have focused on making the cars faster in 2017. And from the first impression of cars hitting the track in Barcelona, one will not be disappointed with the new direction the sport has been reset to. 
Here’s the summary from Test Day 1 in Barcelona-  
(Morning) 

1. First ones to get down to business were Mercedes and Ferrari on the opening morning of the first test. While Ferrari had Sebastian Vettel behind the wheel for Day 1, Mercedes decided to go for a split with their drivers which saw their new addition Valtteri Bottas test the new W08. Alternating for the top spot, Vettel and Bottas ran short medium tire stints. 


2. Right behind the silver arrows and Ferrari was Sergio Perez in the Force India who went out for a short soft tire stint right before Vettel topped the char…