Teams agree date for first F1 2015 pre-season test

F1 teams have agreed the likely date for the opening winter test of 2015.

Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport reports that the first of three pre-season tests in Europe will begin on February 1, at Jerez. The other two tests will take place at Barcelona, in late February and early March.

At Jerez, a lot of attention will be on Honda, as the Japanese marque returns to the F1 track after a six-year absence in the form of McLaren’s new works engine supplier. It remains to be seen who will be at the wheel of the new Honda-powered McLaren.

“That will very likely be the first time to show the whole car, the Honda engine and the McLaren chassis — the Honda McLaren,” Honda’s F1 chief Yasuhisa Arai told F1′s official website. “Jerez will be the first time.”