The F1 teams have come up with a provisional test schedule for 2014 that includes two sessions in Europe and two in the Middle East.
Having agreed to four two-day tests the teams had to wait for the race calendar to emerge before focussing on when the tests could be slotted in. They will now take place in Bahrain, Barcelona, Silverstone and Abu Dhabi – in each case on the Tuesday and Wednesday following the race weekend.
Logistically Bahrain is the most challenging as it follows the double header with the Malaysian race, making for a long trip for team members. Abu Dhabi however is a stand alone race.
Bahrain is also hosting the second and third pre-season tests, ensuring that F1 folk will be spending a lot of time in the country next year.