F1 teams rule out night test

Fri, 7 March 2008, 02:33

Formula one teams have reportedly ruled out organising a European night test in readiness for the first floodlight grand prix on the streets of Singapore in September.

After the MotoGP contenders recently tested under the stars in Qatar, it had been discussed among F1’s Technical Working Group that allowing the F1 world to also get used to the new experience of operating at night might be a good idea.

But the website of the Dutch magazine Formule 1 Race Report claims that team bosses ultimately dismissed the proposal on the grounds that it would be too expensive to justify.

However, the magazine added that it is possible that the Singapore GP organisers may push for a pre-race test of the lighting system, so that teams are presented with as much information about the situation as possible before the official action begins.

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