F1’s winter test season will kick off early ahead of the 2014 championship.
That hasn’t happened, but the teams have agreed to push forward the first of next year’s three winter tests to January.
McLaren’s sporting director Sam Michael also revealed: “There’s the possibility of a non-European test or tests.
“I think there’ll be a test in January and two in February.”
Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport said the first test, in January, is likely to take place at Jerez, Spain.
Renault engine boss Rob White said the limited test programme is no big problem, despite the huge regulation changes.
“We can do a lot of development work on the test rigs,” he said.