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The Formula One Circus Rolls into Barcelona for F1 2011’s 3rd Preseason Test

The order of venues selected for Formula 1’s preseason tests seem pretty odd to me. The first test took place in Valencia on Spain’s East coast, then the F1 circus packed its bags and travelled approximately 500 miles to Jerez in the country’s southwestern region.  For the third preseason test, the teams have travelled over 600 miles back across Spain to Barcelona (about 200 miles from Valencia).  What a waste of money and time! Especially in these cash strapped times! Anyway, that’s just a personal rant.  However they got there, F1’s third test was carried out at Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya.  After two interesting events, the test in Catalunya promised much...but did it deliver? ...

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