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Insight: What happens before an F1 race starts?

Throughout the winter break Motorsport Week will be providing insight into the various workings of the Formula 1 world. Today we take a brief look at the typical build-up to a Formula 1 race start. Using a standard European race weekend timing as a basis Through the morning – Drivers will arrive at the circuit in dribs and drabs, most having had breakfast at the hotel, along with a gym session or run through the nearby scenery. Depending on the team in question some may have marketing activities or fan sessions, though these are often kept to a minimum in the build-up on race day. Drivers will also attend a pre-race strategy briefing with senior team members as the various scenarios...
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