Aston Martin was the first F1 team to turn laps with their 2022 AMR22 car this morning at Silverstone.
Deemed a filming day, Lance Stroll drove the #18 Mercedes powered car out of the garage on full wet rain tires to begin.
Teams are limited to 60 miles of running at somewhat reduced speeds.
Aston Martin got the jump on all the teams so they could make certain all systems are working on the new car before the limited preseason testing begins on February 23rd in Barcelona.
Some teams are launching so close to that date, they may have no time to work out bugs and will lose valuable time during the test making the repairs.
— Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant F1 Team (@AstonMartinF1) February 11, 2022
Video courtesy of @otabil_fernando
Aston Martin at Silverstone in the 2022 car pic.twitter.com/dtNsISA5tx
— Andrew 🏴 (@_AndrewF1) February 11, 2022
2022 F1 Car Launch Dates
|Haas||February 4 (Done)|
|Red Bull||February 9 (Done)|
|Aston Martin||February 10 (Done)|
|Alfa Romeo||February 27|
Launches done, pre-season testing will then be split across two venues in 2022, with a pre-testing session at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on February 23-25, followed up by the Official Pre-Season Test at Bahrain on March 10-12.
2022 Pre-Season testing dates
2022 Formula 1 Calendar
|27 March||Saudi Arabia||Jeddah|
|24 April||Emilia Romagna||Imola|
|3 July||United Kingdom||Silverstone|
|24 July||France||Le Castellet|
|30 October||Mexico||Mexico City|
|13 November||Brazil||Sao Paulo|
|20 November||Abu Dhabi||Abu Dhabi|