It used one of its two filming days this year to run the VF-22, as have all other teams, except Alpine, which launches its car this evening. Teams are limited to 100km and must run on promotional tyres, but it offers a chance to identify and fix any initial problems with the new car to maximise time on track during testing.
The first three-day test in Barcelona is billed by Formula 1 as a shakedown because Bahrain has a contract to host the official preseason test, taking place in March.
It will not be televised, and live timing won’t be available, but teams will be able to run as they do for any other preseason test.
Motor Sport will be live blogging the event though from Barcelona including all the latest news and updates from the shakedown across all three days.