The cancellation of the Bahrain Grand Prix also means that the final pre-season test – scheduled to occur on the island kingdom in early March – has also been shelved, but F1 figures have confirmed that it has instead been relocated to the Circuit de The F1 circus will visit the Circuit de Catalunya for one final test session before heading to Australia Catalunya, which has just finished hosting the third of the test sessions to-date.

The Barcelona test session will occur on March 8-11, two weeks before the season makes its delayed kick-off at Australia in late March.

And unless Spain is gripped by a sudden heatwave, this also means that the outfits won’t have the chance to test Pirelli’s newest-spec rubber in hot conditions before the championship seasons kicks off, which could make the second round of the championship – the Malaysian Grand Prix – particularly interesting…

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Richard Bailey

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Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.