it Seems that the dispute over the location of the pre-season test 2017 comes to an end. After a meeting between Bernie Ecclestone and the teams, it has been agreed that the training is held at the circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya and not in Bahrain as they wanted Pirelli and a number of teams headed by Mercedes, according to reports Motorsport.
Before this meeting, Charlie Whiting told the teams that there was not enough support to the test in Bahrain (the regulation requires that most for them to be held outside of Europe) and, therefore, did not meet the appropriate conditions for the FIA endorsed the change of venue.
After that, they raised the possibility of using the two sites, but there was no agreement, and finally the initial plan is the one that prevails. Now is to decide whether the test group that was scheduled for after the Spanish Grand Prix is cancelled and is replaced by another one in Sakhir following the Bahrain Grand Prix.