No big new F1 car launches these days. No pre-paid tickets to Paris or Bologna. No Marlboro watches, BMW duck-down jackets or Ferrari leather folders.
Just Barcelona in mid-February. Misty mornings. Dodgy wifi. And closed garage doors.
They eventually broke cover, though, the new 2016 cars. And when they did so we were watching with Craig Scarborough, one of F1’s leading technical observers. This was how the conversation went when we were back at the bar after the first day of running…
Images courtesy of LAT Photographic