Formula 1
Formula 1
02 Jul
-
05 Jul
Event finished
09 Jul
-
12 Jul
FP1 in
16 Hours
:
59 Minutes
:
07 Seconds
16 Jul
-
19 Jul
FP1 in
7 days
31 Jul
-
02 Aug
FP1 in
21 days
R
70th Anniversary GP
06 Aug
-
09 Aug
FP1 in
28 days
R
Spanish GP
13 Aug
-
16 Aug
FP1 in
35 days
R
Italian GP
03 Sep
-
06 Sep
FP1 in
56 days
24 Sep
-
27 Sep
FP1 in
77 days
29 Oct
-
01 Nov
FP1 in
113 days
R
Brazilian GP
12 Nov
-
15 Nov
FP1 in
126 days
R
Abu Dhabi GP
26 Nov
-
29 Nov
FP1 in
140 days

Tost wants winter testing in Middle East

shares
comments
Tost wants winter testing in Middle East
By:
Mar 16, 2013, 6:49 AM

Tost believes that it would be much more useful data collected at more warmer place

Mar.16 (GMM) Toro Rosso boss Franz Tost has called on F1 to abandon winter testing in Europe.

The Austrian admitted he would prefer the pre-season runs to be staged in "Abu Dhabi, Bahrain or Abu Dhabi -- as long as the track is licensed by the FIA".

"At least we would have better weather," Tost is quoted by Speed Week.

Franz Tost, Scuderia Toro Rosso Team Principal
Franz Tost, Scuderia Toro Rosso Team Principal

Photo by: XPB Images

He said the recent winter running in Jerez and Barcelona, Spain, was "absolutely useless", due to the cold and wet weather.

"None of the (collected) data can be used for the (racing) season," said Tost.

"This year, only two days at best were reasonably acceptable," he added.

Traditionally, F1 teams have ruled out returning to non-European testing on the basis of cost, but Tost insisted that the better weather "would be worth it".

Meanwhile, Speed Week said Tost hinted that Antonio Felix da Costa - the latest cream of Red Bull's junior driver programme - could get some Friday morning running later in 2013.

Next article
Race boss rules out Melbourne night race

Previous article

Race boss rules out Melbourne night race

Next article

Prost worried 2013 could be Red Bull whitewash

Prost worried 2013 could be Red Bull whitewash
Load comments

About this article

Series Formula 1
Drivers Antonio Felix da Costa
Teams AlphaTauri Shop Now
Author GMM