The official dates for Winter testing were confirmed today by Formula 1. From Wednesday 23rd through Friday 25th of February the drivers will get the chance to get their hands on their new rides for the first time. The tests on Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya will however be held behind closed doors, which means that no fans are allowed. There will also be no live broadcasting nor timing. At the end of every day, Formula 1 will announce the best lap times and publish related content.
From Thursday 10th through Saturday 12th of March, the teams will set up shop in Bahrain, before the Formula 1-season officially gets underway the week after.