F1 » Bahrain set to close six-test winter

The F1 teams have agreed to expand their winter schedule to include six tests, concluding in Bahrain on the eve of the 2011 season.

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August 31, 2010 8:08 AM

This is good news for any team involved but its now just a question of if the small teams can afford it. I still think testing on a monday after a race is a good idea and less costly.

Herbert Clinker - Unregistered

August 31, 2010 10:13 AM

They should bring back testing full stop.
It gives the slower teams chance to catch up.
Having to test during free practice on fridays is stupid.
Max Moseley and the FIA have ruined formula 1.

Calvin _

August 31, 2010 10:33 AM

Whoever decided to make major changes to the regulations, and drastically reduce testing at the same time should be hung drawn quartered and then shot. But then again, they might enjoy it too much.

Alan D - Unregistered

August 31, 2010 11:47 AM

I'd like to see a few more test days during the season instead of all pre-season. The circuit which Ferrari own in Maranello looks like a great little track, and I'd be happy for Ferrari to test there if they let the other Europe-based teams test their too. In Britain, we have a lot of teams all within easy reach of Silverstone, and it is a shame they cannot have any mid-season testing there when there would be so little transport costs. Perhaps another option is to allow the Thursday before a GP to be used as a test day, but strongly encourage the teams to use their test drivers or reserve drivers on that day.

Alan D - Unregistered

August 31, 2010 11:49 AM

In fact, if they were to add an F1 test session to a weekend meeting at Donington, you wouldn't need any extra marshalls or safety crews, and you'd probably fill the grandstands with people who want to see F1 cars on that track.

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