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In-Season Testing - 2016 Spanish Grand Prix

The 2016 Spanish Grand Prix produced a great result for Ferrari. There was still work to be done and there was no better way to test some new upgrades then at the In-Season Tests in Montmelo after the Grand Prix. The Test was held on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Scuderia Ferrari Club of Denver ( of which I am a member ) offered the chance to attend the sessions as a team guest and I decided to attend Day 1. Sebastian Vettel was testing for the team on day 1 and this is a small write-up of the experience.

Enroute to the Circuit :

Many of the Trucks had left for their next destination i.e. Monaco and the Paddock felt so silent on a Testing day. Security was still strict about access but the atmosphere was a lot more relaxed.

Paddock Walkthrough ( Video Link ) :

Dani Clos, Driver of now Defunct HRT Racing F1 Team :

Shots of the Pitlane from the Ferrari Garage :

Cars roll out for the First Half of the Tests :

Lynn and Ricciardo returning to pits ( Vieo Link ) :

Gasly, Ocon and Rosberg returning to the pits ( Video Link ) :

Scuderia Ferari F1 in the Session :

Sebastian Vettel being interviewed before Lunch :

Start of the Post - Lunch Tests :

This was the Paddock Club on Sunday. Everything is dismantled and gone by Tuesday.

Shots from the Pit Lane Level :

Scuderia Ferrari F1 continuing the tests :

On the way back to the Hotel :

It was quite a different experience being at the Race Track on a Testing day. The Paddock is very relaxed and one enjoys a closer view of the cars entering and leaving the Pit Boxes. However I would still prefer a Race Weekend over a Test Day.

A Big Thank you to Scuderia Ferrari Club of Denver for arranging the passes for the day!

Hungarian Grand Prix Posts to follow soon!