Barcelona will host the pre-season test 2017


despite the fact that Pirelli and some important voices in the paddock as Niki Lauda, and requested that the pre-season test 2017 will take place in circuits hot as Bahrain or Abu Dhabi, the teams have agreed to do them at the Circuit Barcelona-Catalunya.

According to Motorsport, the agreement has been closed, and Barcelona will host the entirety of the training preparation for a season that is expected to historic Formula 1 for the radical change of rules that leads. Pirelli had requested that these tests be carried out in circuits with a weather more conducive to bring new tires to a high stress, with a view to having all the information possible in all conditions before the season began.

But teams understand that it is more practical to prepare for the season with a new car, you have to undertake profound changes at all levels, in a circuit close to their factories, because any problems might spoil test days in case of being in the Middle East.

The first four days of test will begin on the 27th of February and will be extended until 2 march, continuing later from the 7 to the 10 of the same month. The competition calendar, still unconfirmed, expected that the first Grand Prix of the season will be held from 24 to 26 march in Australia.