2017 - F1 Barcelona Testing

by Rob Marson May. 17, 2017 1427 views

We hopped over to Barcelona from the UK for around 24 hours in March to catch the last day of pre-season F1 Testing at the Circuit De Catalunya. The weather was amazing and we had a fantastic day watching the all new design cars for 2017 season. Managed to grab a few decent photos too. Camera wise I have now stepped up to a DSLR and have a Nikon D5300 - I plumped for this as I like having built in GPS and also WiFi onboard. Makes my life easier and makes it a breeze when importing to Lightroom and plotting where I took the photos on the map.

Took a panorama

Circuit de Catalunya panorama

Then time to grab a few car shots

Valterri Bottas in the Mercedes F1 car

#77 Bottas - Mercedes

Niko Hulkenburg in the Renault F1 car

#27 Hulkenburg - Renault

Lewis Hamilton in Mercedes F1 car

#44 Hamilton - Mercedes

Lance Stroll in Williams F1 car

#18 Stroll - Williams

Given this was testing then a couple of breakdowns out on track meant we got to see a couple of the drivers out of the cars as well

Firstly , Fernando Alonso with a broke down McLaren (not unusual so far this season)

Broken down McLaren F1 car

Alonso's stricken McLaren

Fernando Alonso

Taxi for Alonso?

The Ferrari of Kimi Raikonnen also broke down right in front of us

Kimi Raikkonen and the Ferrari

Raikonnen exits the Ferrari on track

On our way back to our transport we dropped into the very impressive team lorry park - these are some wagons.

F1 team lorries parked

All lined up

Red Bull F1 racing truck

Red Bull - our favourite team

This was a fantastic day with gorgeous weather. We'd definitely do it all again and hopefully will in 2018.

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