The traditional end-of-season young driver F1 test could now be held at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi, according to latest paddock gossip.

The Spanish Jerez circuit played host to such a three-day test in December last Abu Dhabiyear, with the regulations permitting the event as part of the teams having the opportunity to test and assess young drivers who have not yet competed in Formula 1.

Italy’s Italiaracing is reporting that the test could be rescheduled to Abu Dhabi and be held in the days immediately following the season-ending race in November.

This would represent a massive cost-saving benefit to the teams with their equipment and personnel already in place.

[Original image via The Cahier Archive]

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