The first day of the final test saw McLaren attaching rather odd looking bits to their car, a Pirelli tyre looking rather sorry for itself and Sauber body work flying around (when it shouldn’t!)

This is the test where the teams have their last chance to make sure they’re as ready as possible for the season opener at Albert Park in Melbourne for the Australian Grand Prix towards the end of this month.

One again Octane Photos (check out their new website) have been at the centre of the action, capturing the action for Badger as it happens, over in Barcelona.

To kick off the first day of the test, here’s a bumper gallery for you – the latest images  of the 2011 car in action on track… (be warned, there’s a whole 175 of them!)