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.”