JANUARY 27, 1997
Testing rule changes ahead
Until the start of the F1 season teams can test at any of the European circuits used for a Grand Prix in 1996, as long as there is an FIA inspector present. In addition the FIA has given clearance for tests at four non-Grand Prix venues: Jerez, Mugello, Fiorano and Santa Pod. Once again an FIA official must be present.
The only testing which will be allowed the week before a Grand Prix is a 50km shakedown run at an approved track.