Ferrari accept test snub, hit back at Williams

Discussion in 'Motorsports' started by MuscleCarHeart, Aug 4, 2009.

  1. Michael Schumacher and Ferrari have apparently accepted the fact they will not be able to test the 2009 F60 challenger prior to the seven time world champion's Formula One return in Spain later this month even if the messages coming from Maranello are far from unified...

    The Italian team had asked its nine on-track rivals and the FIA for an exemption from the in-season test ban so that Schumacher may acquaint with injured Felipe Massa's car.

    Initially, Williams made clear its opposition to the plans, which amid the need for total unanimity was akin to a veto. According to the Bloomberg news service, Ferrari's spokesman Luca Colajanni reacted: "If Williams says this, then fair enough."

    Later, Red Bull's two teams Red Bull Racing and Scuderia Toro Rosso indicated they too would not be voting for the request for a dispensation, meaning that Schumacher's next test this week is likely to again be at the wheel of a two-year-old F2007 instead.

    "From the beginning it was clear that in all probability there would not be a test with the new car," Schumacher's spokeswoman Sabine Kehm said on the Blickpunkt Sport programme.

    However not all at Ferrari are singing from the same hymn sheet...

    "Guess who opposed the test with the F60? A team that hasn't won anything for years and yet didn't pass over the opportunity to demonstrate once more a lack of spirit of fair play," reads an article posted on the official Ferrari site today.

    "Just for the record, the Scuderia Ferrari had given its approval to let (Toro Rosso's Jaime) Alguersuari test, but it seems even in this instance someone decided to stick to the precise wording of the regulations."

    E.A. © CAPSIS International
    Source: GMM
  2. That quote from the Ferrari website is such an immature cheap shot.
  3. Possibly, but i think it was just more of Ferrari saying what they wanted to say in the first place. I highly doubt that Ferrari were going to learn anything from the Schumacher test. All that was going to happen was he was going to get acquainted with the car. What is so bad about that? And i and far from a MS fan, and i don't even see whats wrong with just giving him a few laps in the car just to get used to the thing...
  4. agreed
  5. I agree that Ferrari would not gain a competitive advantage from a Schumi test, but RULES ARE RULES.

    What applies to a shitty team should apply to Ferrari as well. No exceptions, not even for the greatest driver and team in the sport.
  6. Wait, i doubt that quote was posted on the Ferrari Official site.

    And why is MS testing the 07 and not 08 car ?
  7. Haha it is !
  8. I think its awesome.
  10. Maybe something in the rules or its easier to replicate the F90 in the 07 aero.
  11. I thought I read somewhere that it's a private 2007 car.

    Maybe Ferrari can't give him a car to test with, but there is nothing to stop him hiring one ? 2007 would be the most recent available.

  12. Makes sense.
  13. Why wouldn't the 2008 car be available?
  14. Ferrari hadnt sold it yet. Who cares?
  15. i don't know if you're paying attention or not but ferrari is pretty shit this year
  16. I'm just interested to see how he stacks up against Kimi. <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>

    All we need now is for Montoya to come back and F1's entertainment will be 200% better.
  17. Schu is famous for putting an uncompetetive car in places it has no business being.
  18. They're not a shitty team...

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