Today Barwa Addax announced that Dani Clos will replace Josef Král for the race in Bahrain. It is not yet apparent if this will be permanent, or why Král has been replaced, but it has been suggested that Barwa Addax's team principal Alejandro Agag was not impressed with the team's performance in Sepang, where they failed to score. Despite performing better than his team-mate Johnny Cecotto, Jr., Král has suffered, possibly because he brings less sponsorship to the team than the Venezuelan.
Spanish driver Dani Clos is currently the test driver for HRT Formula 1 team, and a veteran of GP2, having spent 3 seasons competing for Racing Engineering. In 2010 he took his sole win to date and finished 4th in the championship. Given his established record at this level he should perform well, taking regular points for Barwa Addax if not podiums.