Barcelona ready to host Bahrain’s F1 test

Barcelona’s Catalunya Circuit is ready to serve as a substitute

venue for Formula One’s final test session of the season if Bahrain

is unable to host due to anti-government unrest.

Circuit director Salvador Servia says the track would be

available to hold the March 3-6 event after the Formula One Teams

Association asked about a potential switch.

A GP2 Asia Series race at the Bahrain circuit was canceled

Thursday amid anti-government protests that left at least five

dead. The protests also cast doubt over the season-opening race

March 13 at the same circuit.

FOTA general secretary Simone Perillo says teams were meeting at

the circuit on Friday ”to consider the situation.”