Barcelona test blog: rain, hail, cold... and pitstops
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Barcelona test blog: rain, hail, cold... and pitstops

The fourth day at Barcelona was cold. Very cold. But while hats and gloves might have been needed outside the car, there was still plenty of serious work once in the cockpit, as Edd Straw explains

Friday February 22 - Rain, hail, cold...and pitstops
Edd Straw

If you were to come up with one word to describe the final day of this week's Barcelona test, it would be 'cold'. If you were to go for two words, and keep the language clean, it would be 'very cold'.

Romain Grosjean even suggested a bold rule change to incorporate heaters in the cars after a day in which frost-bite was a more serious danger than the barriers. Unfortunately, the FIA is unlikely to approve such a change because of the potential for heater-blown diffusers.

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