testing: New drivers, cars and rules on show as Lewis Hamilton begins title defence in Bahrain

FORMULA ONE cars will roar back on track as preseason testing gets underway in Bahrain from Friday morning. The sessions will take place from March 12-14 will all ten teams and 20 drivers taking part. A lot of the car design rules have been carried over from last year to save costs. This year a cost cap is in place to reduce the amount teams spend on their cars. While the big teams can spend over £300million developing their cars, that has now been reduced to £104m. The idea is that by reducing that spending gap, it will make the smaller team’s more competitive, but let’s see.

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