OK so we know it’s called Winter Testing but this just take things a little too far. Yesterday’s test at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya was done in temperatures of 0°C but today things got even worse as snow fell at the circuit, delaying the morning session.
As always though, interesting weather makes for some great social media posts!
In case you're wondering: yes, Kimi is due to be at the wheel for @ScuderiaFerrari today ❄️#Iceman #F1Testing pic.twitter.com/ZEbB5dyLwq
— Formula 1 (@F1) February 28, 2018
Hmmmmm. I guess thanks for making me feel at home Barcelona 😂❄️ #ME9 #WinterTesting #SwedishRally? pic.twitter.com/GcBYiSm5GV
— Marcus Ericsson (@Ericsson_Marcus) February 28, 2018
⛄️❄️ ⛄️❄️ ⛄️❄️ ⛄️#RSspirit #F1Testing pic.twitter.com/5SrNuGYXk0
— Renault Sport F1 (@RenaultSportF1) February 28, 2018
You’ve heard of the #Iceman, but what about the #Snowman… ☃️#DrivenByEachOther @F1 #SnowDay pic.twitter.com/hXt3txl0bq
— Mercedes-AMG F1 (@MercedesAMGF1) February 28, 2018
‘There’s currently snow on the track in Barcelona.’
Verstappen: ‘Hold my Red Bull’ pic.twitter.com/yIqgcNA5Wk
— Giedo van der Garde (@GvanderGarde) February 28, 2018
We wait to see when testing actually gets underway but it doesn’t look like it’s going to be any time soon and with the weather predicted as is, it may not be the only time F1 testing gets disrupted.