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F1: Bahrain tire test confirmed

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Formula 1 teams will be given a chance to test the proposed 2014 Pirelli tires later this month at Bahrain International Circuit.

Following a meeting of the F1 Strategy Group and the Formula One Commission in Paris Monday, the FIA approved a change to the 2013 Sporting Regulations on safety grounds.

The FIA now allows Formula 1 tire supplier, Pirelli to carry out a three-day test in Bahrain from December 17-19, 2013.

All F1 teams have been invited to take part in the test and six have accepted: Red Bull Racing, Mercedes, Ferrari, McLaren, Sahara Force India and Toro Rosso.

The new turbo hybrid F1 cars will then be tested on three occasions prior to the start of the 2014 season:
January 28 to 31, Jerez de la Frontera
February 19 to 22, Bahrain
February 27 to March 2, Bahrain

F1 Bahrain
Bahrain International Circuit. (Photo: WRi2)