Pirelli would prefer winter running in Bahrain

297 views

According to Russia's f1news.ru, Hembery is admitting that Dubai is the frontrunner.

Jul.29 (GMM) F1 appears headed to Dubai for pre-season testing early next year.

But the local The National newspaper said that, following team boss meetings in Hungary at the weekend, Abu Dhabi is also still in the running to host the guaranteed dry-weather running of the new V6-powered cars.

A Mercedes AMG F1 mechanic washes Pirelli tyres
A Mercedes AMG F1 mechanic washes Pirelli tyres

Photo by: XPB Images

And according to Pirelli's Paul Hembery, Bahrain should be yet another contender.

"We have agreed that some of the (winter) tests will be in the Middle East, in hot weather, which from our point of view is progress even though we are talking about before the start of the season," he said.

Hembery is quoted by Russia's f1news.ru as admitting that Dubai is the frontrunner.

"We (Pirelli) have been there before, for many kinds of different races, but the problem is that the circuit is used rarely and there's a lot of sand on the asphalt.

"I would regard Bahrain as the best option for testing," he added.

The National said next season's three-test winter period will begin in late January at Jerez, Spain.

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series F1
Article type Breaking news
Tags TEST, abu dhabi, bahrain, hembery, pirelli

User photos

EuroRacer
F1

EuroRacer

29 photos
jimmykwoods
F1

jimmykwoods

2 photos
nickmossdesign
F1

nickmossdesign

1 photos
Tim Holmes
F1

Tim Holmes

17 photos
EricDebris
F1

EricDebris

411 photos
hanmerdesign
F1

hanmerdesign

7 photos
Evan_DeCiren
F1

Evan_DeCiren

25 photos
darkcloud154
F1

darkcloud154

22 photos
Upload photo