The month that can make or break an F1 season
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The month that can make or break an F1 season

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The various pressure points of a Formula 1 season lie ahead for the teams, but few match the stresses of February - which can make or break the year ahead

Looking out of the window while writing this, it's a beautiful, white, snow-laden morning. The schools are shut, the roads are chaos, but what else do you expect from the UK after a couple of inches of snow?

But while the kids love a day off school, it's not what the British-based Formula 1 teams need two weeks before the trucks have to head off to Barcelona for the first pre-season test, which starts on February 18.

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