Formula 1 2022: From Mercedes to Haas - What did new 2022 liveries look like in Barcelona?

All 10 teams have showed off their new 2022 liveries in Barcelona with work to be done before Bahrain

The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya hosted the first pre-season testing event of the 2022 Formula 1 season and gave franchises an opportunity to test out their new machines ahead of the first Grand Prix in Bahrain towards the end of March.

For the first time, all ten teams will be given two pre-season testing events to try out the new cars due to the phenomenal changes and new regulations in place for this year.

Not only are the cars seeing the greatest number of changes brought into a single F1 season, but the FIA will be introducing new regulations within the Grand Prix themselves, including communicating with the race director and the instigating of a VAR type system.

Barcelona gave franchises a chance not just to test out their new 2022 creations, but also allowed an inspection of their opposition’s works and spy on the prospective competition.

On an interrupted final day of pre-season testing, it was Mercedes who came out on top with seven-time world Champion Lewis Hamilton setting the fastest time and his new teammate, George Russell not too far behind.

Red Bull followed with Sergio Perez finishing third and reigning World Champion Max Verstappen in fourth while Sebastian Vettel managed a fifth place finish despite stopping in the final minutes of the morning session due to an oil leak and a resulting fire.

With just over a week until the next testing event, and just under three weeks until the first 2022 Grand Prix, let us take a look at the new liveries that were on show in Barcelona.

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