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What comes next for F1 teams? - From Barcelona to Australia, how a chassis makes it to Melbourne

Published by Mr. C

With Formula One pre-season testing over for another year, ex-McLaren mechanic Marc Priestley provides a little insight into what happens between now and when teams roll up in the Melbourne paddock two weeks from now.

At HQ, a team will be waiting to meet the van’s, whatever time of day or night, and distribute everything to the various departments to be serviced, checked, rebuilt and, repainted.

The smaller teams then have until Friday morning to load everything into their containers and deliver it to the airport, whereas the larger teams, with one of the bonuses of finishing well in the previous year’s championship, have an extra day as part of their ‘late freight’ benefits from Bernie.

In less than a fortnight's time the first race of the year will have been run!

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