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F1 Spanish GP: Sauber forced to skip Barcelona test

Sauber will not stay for the two-day in-season Barcelona test as it doesn't have a young driver to participate.
Sauber has confirmed it will not remain in Barcelona to participate in the two-day in-season test as it doesn't have a 'young' driver able to assist.

Following on from the Spanish Grand Prix, the teams will remain at the Circuit de Catalunya for two days of testing, which must include a 'young' or reserve driver as part of the line-up.

However, with no signed reserve driver to call upon, Sauber says it will skip the test and turn its attentions to the following round in Monaco.

The news comes as Sauber continues to battle against known financial difficulties, with reports that it is falling behind on salaries being paid. Neither Marcus Ericsson nor Felipe Nasr have scored a point in the opening four rounds.
by Ollie Barstow



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Welshie

May 04, 2016 10:41 AM

I'll test for them, hell I'll even do it for free! All joking aside though. Would a young driver have to pay to test? It seems inconcievable to me that they can't find anyone. More likely they haven't got the money.



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