Ten lessons from F1's first test
Everything you need to know about this year’s crop of F1 cars from Jerez
Posted: 03 Feb 2014
One year ago this Wednesday (5th February) Jenson Button's then brand new McLaren MP4-28 topped the timing sheets at the end of the first day of testing for the 2013 season.
We all know what happened to his MP4-28 during 2013 - or, rather, didn't happen, week after week - so it's worth retaining some scepticism when assessing F1's awfully new and complex cars after just four days worth of testing last week at Spain.
Still, the disparity between those who had a good test (Mercedes, 850 miles under its belt) and those who had a bad test (Red Bull, 57 miles) is so huge that can learn something about the early races at least, the first of which is now just 40 days away.