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Glossary of F1 testing terms

A guide to some commonly used testing terms in the technical and secretive world of Formula 1.

india Updated: Mar 09, 2011 01:39 IST

Formula 1 races may be some of the most watched sports events in the world, but little, if any attention is given to pre-season testing. Made all the more important due to the banning of mid-season testing, pre-season testing is anything but simple to decipher. Teams are secretive about what components they test on their new cars, fuel loads are not known (unlike in a race where everyone starts with a full tank) and no team personnel is too eager to share such information with the press.

Here we gear you for the final pre-season F1 test by giving you a guide to some commonly used testing terms.