Picture special: Formula 1 pre-season testing in Barcelona

We bring you some of the best photographs from the Formula 1 pre-season testing at Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

With less than a month to go until the 2013 Formula 1 season kicks off in Australia, the teams have been putting their cars through their paces in testing.

Following the first pre-season test in Jerez earlier this month, Barcelona has played host to the second cluster of warm-up sessions.

Here are some of the best photos from the first three days at the Circuit de Catalunya, with the final pre-season test set to get under way at the same location on 28 February.

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Triple world champion Sebastian Vettel puts Red Bull’s RB9 through its paces under stormy Spanish skies (Photo: Getty Images/Red Bull Racing)

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The Red Bull driver is gunning for a record fourth straight world title after winning the last three on the trot (Photo: Getty Images/Red Bull Racing)

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Vettel’s Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber has also been in action in Barcelona (Photo: Getty Images/Red Bull Racing)

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Lewis Hamilton smiles as he talks to the media in Barcelona after having joined the team from McLaren this season (Photo: MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS)

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Hamilton’s replacement at McLaren Sergio Perez works his way around the Circuit de Catalunya (Photo: Vodafone McLaren Mercedes)

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Last year’s runner-up Fernando Alonso of Ferrari will be determined to go one better this season after a memorable title fight with Vettel (Photo: Ferrari)

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