Three months have passed since Max Verstappen won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, which marked the end of the shortened Formula One season on December 13.
As a result, these private meetings will not only last three days (four days last year and eight days in 2019), but they have also moved out of Barcelona, Spain, where they have been held for seven years, in Bahrain.
The destination for two games in 2020 will be the first game of the new season in two weeks.
Therefore, various F1 stakeholders will save a lot of money by avoiding travel after these private exams, and the form of private exams (from Friday to Sunday) will appear in normal weekend competitions.
To point out in vain that in F1 history, teams (except for McLaren (changing the engine manufacturer)) will maintain the chassis of the previous year, which is essential. Aerodynamic support for racing cars.
For 8 pilots out of 20 pilots who must discover a new working environment on the scene, three days are also very short.
Four of them (Sebastian Vettel, Sergio Perez, Daniel Ricardo and Carlos Seinz) have changed teams, and the other three (Mick Shu Maher, Nikita Mazepin and Yankee Tsukinoda) will participate in their first Grand Prix on March 28, and veteran Fernando Alonso will return to leave F1 after the end of the 2018 season.
Unlike previous years, except for the Williams team, the team completely handed over the wheels to the nominal drivers, obviously because of the limited time on the track.
At least five teams have decided to divide each day into two parts, including Aston Martin (before the track), which will run Vettel in the morning on Friday and Saturday, and then Lance Strow in the afternoon. You. Roles will be exchanged on Sunday (walk in the morning, Vettel in the afternoon).
On the other hand, teams like Red Bull and Alps (formerly Renault) have chosen another way to prepare for the new season, namely having a driver on the rotating circuit on Friday, Saturday and the last day.
The Williams team is the only team to announce that its test driver Roy Nissany will participate, and this has been the case all Friday. Nicholas Latifi (Nicholas Latifi) and George Russell (George Russell) will take over on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. Strangely, the British will be the only full-time driver who will have to wait until Sunday to test his new car.