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F1 to scrap pre-season Bahrain test

Formula one will scrap plans to return to Bahrain for pre-season testing next winter. This year, to guarantee good weather for all-important running of the radically-new cars and engines, the teams headed to Bahrain's Sakhir track for eight days of running ahead of the season opener in Australia. But with cost-cutting now such a high priority, the sport will not be returning to the island Kingdom ahead of the 2015 season, Speed Week claims. Pirelli chief Paul Hembery backed the move. "Bahrain is much further away from everything than Spain is," he said, "so testing there is more expensive. "Logistically, Bahrain is a nightmare," Hembery added. "If you have a...
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