22 Feb 2011

Formula one teams to test in Barcelona after Bahrain cancellation

7:10 am on 22 February 2011

Formula One teams have agreed to test in Barcelona in the second week of March following the cancellation of the season-opening race in Bahrain.

The head of the Red Bull team Christian Horner has confirmed the teams will definitely carry out the final pre-season test at the Spanish circuit.

The King of Bahrain announced this morning the cancellation of the season-opening round because of political unrest in the country, but it's possible the event will be rescheduled.

The 2011 championship now starts with the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on the 27th of March.