2010 Formula 1 Winter testing calendar

Lewis Hamiton March 2009 Barcelona test

Lewis Hamiton - March 2009 Barcelona test

The end of December also marks the end of the testing ban. But if you expect the F1 cars to take to test tracks right from January 1, 2010 you may be disappointed. You may need to wait for a bit longer.

I scanned the websites of the usual winter testing venues – Jerez, Barcelona, Valencia, Bahrain. Here are the F1 testing dates I have found:


February 10 – 13, Jerez
February 17 – 20, Jerez
February 25 – 28, Barcelona

Bahrain and Valenecia have no F1 testing listed at the moment although Mercedes GP has announced their 2010 car will make its track debut in its new livery at Valencia on February 1, 2010 for the first of the pre-season tests (thanks to DrJeckyll for reminder) so there obviously is a test planned for beginning of February too.

The testing mileage per competitor is limited to 15,000 km of track testing during a calendar year. No track testing may take place between the start of the week preceding the first Event of the Championship and 31 December of the same year. The 2010 F1 season will open in Bahrain (March 12-14, 2010).

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  1. NinadNo Gravatar says:

    I think there are 4 tests are as given below, and not 3 as you have mentioned-
    Valencia: Feb 1 to Feb 3
    Jerez: Feb 10 to Feb 13
    Jerez: Feb 17 to Feb 20
    Barcelona: Feb 25 to Feb 28

  2. F1WolfNo Gravatar says:

    It is possible, unfortunately at the moment there is no information on 2010 events on Valencia track available on their website. All they say it is “coming soon”. That is the reason I only listed the above three dates.

  3. drJeckyllNo Gravatar says:

    “The Mercedes GP PETRONAS Formula One Team’s challenger for 2010 will make its track debut in its new livery at Valencia on 1 February 2010 for the first of the pre-season tests ahead of the 2010 Formula One season.”

    I’m not sure this can be classified as test but … :)

  4. F1WolfNo Gravatar says:

    oh yes :-) forgot about that press release, thanks ! updated the post

  5. QuickNick3No Gravatar says:

    Hi, I’m looking to get to the Barcelona testing at the end of Feb but was wondering where I would be able to purchase tickets from? I read last year that others had been and that tickets were relatively inexpensive. Just wondered if anybody knew prices or where to buy them from?

    Thanks

  6. F1WolfNo Gravatar says:

    I think the best would be to check with the circuit directly:

    http://www.circuitcat.com/

  7. davidNo Gravatar says:

    2009 the practice cost 5euros for theday payed at the gate

  8. SamNo Gravatar says:

    Hi, Ive been looking at tickets for the test days and found 2 companies = Select motor racing. and JDC promotions. they do packages for the paddock, pit walks, Grandstand(optional), and tours of the motorhomes to see drivers etc. This Access on a race day will be priced at around 3.5k . Still waiting for a test price but know for this package it is well under 1000euros for 3 days. Not sure about general admission, will be cheap i think.
    If u want to get right in the thick of it id go for the vip package, i will be at Valencia.
    Good luck.
    Sam

  9. MichaelNo Gravatar says:

    Can any one confirm the publicc will be allowed in to Jerez circuit on test days and what time and what price

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