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2014-06-21 11:13

F1 COST-SAVING: F1 testing will be confined to Europe in 2015. Image: AP/Ryan Remiorz

SPIELBERG, Austria - Formula 1 teams have agreed that testing will be confined to Europe in 2015, after two in Bahrain before the start of the 2014, as part of newly agreed cost-saving measures.

Red Bull principal Christian Horner said: "We spent quite a while talking about things and so on and we've agreed a couple of things next year which will save money.
 
"Testing is reduced. Testing will be in Europe rather than overseas, wind tunnel time and CFD (computation fluid dynamics) ratios have been further reduced."

'TEAMS HAVE NOT GONE FAR ENOUGH'

Most of the pre-season testing is likely to take place in Spain in 2015, with the Barcelona and Jerez circuits the traditional venues.

Horner said everything that was agreed in a F1 Commission meeting on Wednesday (June 18) had been done so unanimously.

Sauber principal Monisha Kaltenborn said the teams had not gone far enough: "We are clearly not there, where we should be and where we wanted to be. I also don't think we have achieved so far any measurable cost cutting."
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