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2013 all F1 teams ready for second pre-season testing at Barcelona in well-known Circuit de Catalunya on 19th Tuesday. All team successively completed opening pre-season test at Jerez in the first week of February.

In the first pre-season test at Jerez, team tested new Pirelli compound on a very rough circuit, and teams have collected limited data from the Jerez circuit.

Dual time world champion Fernando Alonso will contend his first time with 2013 Ferrari F138 on Tuesday. The Spaniard set to run Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and his team-mate Felipe Massa to test final day of testing.

Every one expecting Force India will reveal their second race driver name. Some media reported that Adrian Sutil’s manager has acknowledged a test this week in Barcelona is the German driver’s “last chance” to return to Formula One.

Last week Autosport has revealed that, has gone to Adrian Sutil of Force India headquarters in Silverstone for a seat fitting ahead of the week to shoot with the new VJM06 in the second round of training camp to be held in Barcelona.

Official F1 tyre supplier Pirelli is expecting that second pre-season test in Barcelona will be more helpful for the teams than the first in Jerez.

“All the teams will have their new cars in Barcelona and the entire range of 2013 P Zero tyres will be at their disposal,” Pirelli’s motorsport director Paul Hembery said.

“Barcelona is a circuit that the teams have plenty of data on already, which is useful for comparison purposes. So it should be possible for them to carry out plenty of productive work to help understand how their new cars interact with our latest generation of tyres, which are generally softer and faster than last year with deliberately increased degradation.” He added.

“The limiting factor at the opening test in Jerez earlier this month was the abrasiveness of the track, so hopefully conditions will be more representative this time. There is always the potential for low ambient temperatures though: last year, we actually saw some ice on the track in the morning…”


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