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Qatar’s Losail circuit one option as a location for 2014 F1 pre-season testing

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Autosport revealed that Qatar’s Losail international circuit is one choice as a location for 2014 Formula 1 pre-season testing.

The source explains that teams start to hold discussions about how best to prepare for the big change in 2014 regulations, there is a growing agreement about the benefit of holding at least one test in the warmer conditions of the Middle East.

Still not confirms next year testing venues, top-level sources have revealed that one option for a run at the Losail circuit in Qatar.

Pirelli motorsport director Paul Hembery told Autosport that his company would welcome some warmer running in the winter.

“We are very, very positive about that,” he said. “We spoke about it in Bahrain with a few of the teams and Bernie.

“All along we have said the sooner we can test in representative conditions the better it is. It would allow the teams to have a clear understanding of what we need to do to start the season, so we have less of the conversation about surprises.

“We would happy – be it Abu Dhabi, Bahrain or Qatar.”


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