Sauber to miss opening pre-season test

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It was announed on Friday that Sauber will not contest the opening pre-season test with their new 2016 car, instead opting to run a modified version of the C34.

The first of this year’s two pre-season tests will take place at the Barcelona circuit from 22-25 February.

The test was initially scheduled for later, however, a decision to move the start of the championship from April to March meant testing was also pushed forward.

This decision though is not to blame for Sauber’s decision not to run their new car at the first outing.

According to the BBC F1 website, it was always part of Sauber’s “initial plan” to run a modified version of their 2015 car at the first four-day outing.

The report added that the new car, the C35, will make its debut at the second of the two tests on 1 March.

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