The 2014 season begins: Jerez test preview

The first track action of the season commences on Tuesday morning as 10 teams begin their testing programme at the Jerez circuit in southern Spain.

The first of the three four-day tests will feature all bar Lotus as 2014’s drivers get their first real taste of their machines for the coming season.

Formula 1 enters a new era this year as v8 engines have been replaced by 1.6 litre v6 power units, meaning that the first test is a step into the unknown.

Prior to the start of track action, several teams will be unveiling their 2014 challengers.

Toro Rosso’s STR9 will be revealed in the pit lane late on Monday afternoon, while reigning world champions Red Bull will take the wraps off of the RB10 early on Tuesday morning.

Force India will also undergo a proper launch on Tuesday morning before the VJM07 hits the track in the hands of Sergio Perez.

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