The Fun Part Of Formula1 Testing

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It is pre-season testing time and I hear a lot of fans say that ‘testing is boring.’ Since I am associated with the sport, I do know that testing is important, but I certainly disagree that testing is boring.

Infact, teams can be accused of making the races boring. They rarely ever try new things and use tried and tested setups & body work to maximize their chances for a race win of course. Now you don’t blame them for doing that, do you?

So here’s my proof of why testing is can be fun too! My twitter friend Alex Comerford (@f1photos) was busy shooting images while the teams were testing in Jerez, Valencia and Barcelona. The images that I am sharing here show how teams try and make F1 interesting.

They use various gadgets to ascertain ride heights, aero efficiency, tyre degradation, etc. A look at the images below will explain my point better.



Photos Alex Comerford

Kunal Shah

Kunal Shah is an FIA-accredited Formula 1 journalist who has been reporting on Formula 1 for nearly two decades. He worked with the Force India Formula 1 Team for 6 seasons in Marketing, Sponsorship and Commercial roles. As a former single-seater racer, he was responsible for Force India's grassroots talent program, One from a Billion Hunt. Presently, he co-writes a regular Formula 1 column for Firstpost, speaks on Inside Line F1 Podcast & Pits to Podium and produces broadcast/OTT content for NENT Group (Viasport & Viaplay).

  1. igli boraj says:

    Formula 1 is my favorite sport and this is why I want to be part of this sport

    1. Kunal Shah says:

      Akshay, most of these devices measure the air flow. More so, since our modern F1 cars are aero-heavy. Efficiency in this dept. usually means a quick car!

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