TopGear.com at F1 testing in Jerez

At the beginning of the week, the nomadic pack that is the travelling circus of F1 sets off for southern Spain. Engineers, drivers, team bosses, chef - even the man who gives out the watches at the end - all grabbed brand new lunch boxes and pencil cases and returned to school for another year. And alongside them was TopGear.com.

The plan? To see what happens at testing, see how the drivers analyse a brand new car, and catch up on all the latest gossip from the paddock to set all you readers up for a new season...