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Formula 1 2018: preseason guide and car launch presentation dates

With the excitement of the new year's car presentations and preseason test runs almost upon us, don't miss a minute with our guide to what's happening.

Ya queda menos para disfrutar de la Fórmula 1.

Flights, trains, driving options and hotel availability... thousands of Formula 1 fans will be checking out the various websites in order to get to Barcelona for the first phase of the new season. For those unable to make it to Catalonia for testing, we bring you a quick guide to the key dates for your diary.

As well as the test circuits to get cars up and running ahead of the opening Grand Prix in Australia, much interest and excitement will be generated by the car manufacturers' latest models. Those presentations take place between 15 and 25 February. The big favourites to be challanging for this year's title will be Mercedes and Ferrari, Spanish fans will be keen to see the new cars of Carlos Sainz and Fernando Alonso.

Preseason testing in Barcelona

26 February - 1 March          First round

6 - 9 March                           Second round

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15 February                          Williams

20 February                          Renault and Alfa Romeo Sauber

22 February                          Mercedes and Ferrari

23 February                          McLaren Renault

25 February                          Force India

F1 2018 opening Grand Prix

25 March                              Australian GP | Albert Park, Melbourne

Tickets to watch testing start at 18 euros per day, a price that has been frozen for two years at the Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya.  Entry is free to members and those who can present their ticket for the Spanish GP, while there is a VIP package at 250 euros which includes access to the Pit Box zone, and a selection of other exclusive benefits.


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