Testing, testing - one, two, Ted!
Sky Sports F1 announce updated test plans
Last Updated: 18/02/13 12:31pm
Having previously announced that Sky Sports F1 will transmit a nightly round-up show at 9pm on each day of the imminent 'winter season', the channel have now added the cherry on top in the form of ten editions of Ted's Test Notebook as the premier pitlane reporter scours the paddock in Spain for the inside scoops on F1's return to action and the essential stories as the field prepares for Melbourne.
Each of the ten editions will follow the 9pm nightly round-up shows which will feature the best of the day's action, interviews and analysis as Sky Sports follows every move of the 11 teams as they gear up for the season-opening Australian GP on March 17.
And if you are wondering why there will only be ten editions of Ted's Test Notebook across the twelve days of testing, the answer is that on Friday 22nd February and Friday 1st March, Ted will also be reporting live from Barcelona for The F1 Show while co-host Georgie Thompson holds the fort back in the London studio.
The first F1 Show of the year is on Friday 15th February when Ted, fresh from his four-day trip to Jerez in Southern Spain, will provide an in-depth report on the first test. Martin Brundle will also be a studio guest as the team report on the headline stories of the winter, review the 2013 car launches, plus take a detailed look at Lewis Hamilton's first weeks at Mercedes and host an extended interview with Red Bull boss Christian Horner.
Meantime, look out for recordings of both the McLaren and Force India launches on Friday and Monday night respectively, while you'll be able to watch the Mercedes unveiling live on Monday on Sky Sports News with Rachel Brookes reporting direct from the Jerez paddock when the wraps come off Lewis Hamilton's new charger.
And don't forget, if you can't wait for the 9pm reports and subsequent Ted's Test Notebooks when the Jerez and Barcelona tests are underway, Sky Sports News will be broadcasting regular live updates from across all four days, while here at Sky Sports F1 Online from dawn to dusk we will be providing rolling live interactive commentary along with the latest pictures, video, analysis and reaction from trackside.
The Sky Sports F1 Dates For Your Diaries!
Wednesday 30th January
7.30pm - Lotus E21 launch replay.
Friday 1st February
7pm - McLaren MP4-28 launch replay.
Sunday 3rd February
7pm - Force India VJM06 launch replay.
Monday 4th February
7pm - Red Bull RB9 launch replay.
Tuesday 5th February
9pm - Jerez Day One test report.
9.15pm - Ted's Notebook, Jerez Day One.
Wednesday 6th February
9pm - Jerez Day Two test report.
9.15pm - Ted's Notebook, Jerez Day Two.
Thursday 7th February
9pm - Jerez Day Three test report.
9.15pm - Ted's Notebook, Jerez Day Three.
Friday 8th February
9pm - Jerez Day Four test report.
9.15pm - Ted's Notebook, Jerez Day Four.
Friday 15th February
18.30 - The F1 Show.
Tuesday 19th February
9pm - Barcelona Day One test report.
9.15pm - Ted's Notebook, Barcelona Day One.
Wednesday 20th February
9pm - Barcelona Day Two test report.
9.15pm - Ted's Notebook, Barcelona Day Two.
Thursday 21st February
9pm - Barcelona Day Three test report.
9.15pm - Ted's Notebook, Barcelona Day Three.
Friday 22nd February
5pm - The F1 Show.
9pm - Barcelona Day Four test report.