F1 will embark on a single three-day pre-season test at the Bahrain International Circuit from 12-14 March, giving teams limited time to get up to speed ahead of the new season. Although there has been a large amount of carry-over from the 2020 cars for 2021, teams are nevertheless grappling with a shorter window in which to complete their typical pre-season preparations. Speaking at the unveiling of the new Alfa Romeo C41 car earlier this week, technical director Jan Monchaux explained the challenge posed by the reduction in test running. “It’s going to be frantic,” Monchaux said. “Three days, it’s quite short compared to previous seasons. The car carries over a lot of components, so theoretically the risk to have a bad surprise is reduced. “But I expect those three days to be very hectic on the track, with all the teams trying to put maximum mileage to make sure you have reliability, but also to tick off the box with respect to the performance expectations.” Read Also: Alfa Romeo planning early-season updates for 2021 car What Alfa Romeo’s token spend says about its 2021 mindset Why Alfa’s 2021 launch says more about its 2022 plans It is unclear how… Read full this story
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