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Limiting testing could control costs

Updated: March 4, 2004, 12:53 PM ET
By Alan Baldwin | Reuters

MELBOURNE -- Every year Formula One teams spend vast sums and travel huge distances going around in circles with barely anyone watching.

Visit Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya for a winter test in January or February and the wail of engines reverberates off empty grandstands.

There are no fans, no television cameras and no glamour whatsoever.

By the time they arrived in Australia for Sunday's season-opening grand prix, some of the biggest and wealthiest teams had already logged ...

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