Heavy and persistent rain has frustrated the nine teams attempting to test their latest developments at the Red Bull Ring on day one of the second in-season F1 test.

With all teams bar Manor staying on at the scene of last Sunday's Austria Grand Prix, the day was expected to be a busy one, but the weather gods had other ideas. With everyone waking to a sodden circuit and no sign of a break in the clouds, the action has been confined to the garages, with only a handful of exploratory laps being completed before the red flag brought an official end to any ideas of running.

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