Formula one teams could test at the grand prix venues in Malaysia and Bahrain within the next four months, according to reports.
The website of British specialist magazine Autosport said the possible Sepang session between March 27 and 29, which has achieved ‘provisional agreement’, would plug the logistically frustrating three week hole between the overseas grands prix early next year in Australia and Malaysia.
It is reported that F1’s sole tyre supplier Bridgestone will have the final say on whether the test takes place, after its ‘logistical and financial’ implications are studied.
Some teams are reportedly also interested in testing at the Sakhir circuit in Bahrain in late February 2007, as per earlier this year.
In mid-February 2006, Ferrari, Honda and Toro Rosso tested in the Gulf State, despite some of their rivals arguing that it is an expensive and logistically troublesome way to prepare for the new season.