Great Britain

Last Race: 05th July Great Britain

Great Britain GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Nico Rosberg
3 Sebastian Vettel
Germany

Next Race: 19th July Germany

F1 confirms two Middle East tests

2013-07-29 11:15:00

 RSS

Share:

F1 confirms two Middle East tests

The Formula One teams will be heading to the Middle East for two of their three pre-season tests next year...

The Formula One teams will be heading to the Middle East for two of their three pre-season tests next year.


With the teams wanting to put their new V6 engines through their paces in hot conditions, a proposal was put on the table for at least one of the pre-season tests to take place outside Europe.

This meant a change in the regulations which was given the go-ahead last month while this past weekend it was decided that not one but two tests will take place in the Middle East.

"Middle East tests will get the weather we need to give the engines a good work-out," Mercedes team boss Ross Brawn told Reuters.

"So the first test will be European and second and third will be based in the Middle East.

"We must do both tests at the same circuit so we don't have any logistical issues."

The venue for the Middle East test, though, has yet to be decided with Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Bahrain all under consideration.

Catch up time for Seb and Rocky

Editor's Picks

F1's Not Sick, It's Neutered

F1's Not Sick, It's Neutered

As the town crier predicts the end of the F1 world, Jean Todt insists the sport just has a headache; take two and call me in the morning...

The B-Spec VJM08

The B-Spec VJM08

Force India's B-spec VJM08 made its race debut at Silverstone and Matt Somerfield looks at some of the updates...

Forum: Good For A Laugh

Forum: Good For A Laugh

Nico Rosberg laughed off number two claims; the Forum laughed at him laughing it off...

Williams Update The FW37

Williams Update The FW37

Williams arrived in Austria with perhaps their largest update package for some time and Matt Somerfield looks at some of those upgrades...

PF1 Fantasy Racing

PF1 Fantasy Racing

Are you a Ross Brawn or a Paul Stoddart? Can you manage money like Bernie or Caterham? Let's find out...