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Mosley: Teams right to block Schumi test

FIA president Max Mosley has said that rival teams were correct to block Ferrari's request to allow Michael Schumacher the chance to test the current F60 before he make his return to the sport.

Schumacher has already spent time at the wheel of a 2007-spec car in preparation for his comeback, but Ferrari then asked for permission for the German to spend a day at the wheel of the F60 ahead of the European Grand Prix.

That request came despite the current ban on in-season testing in F1, with Williams and the two Red Bull owned teams refusing to give permission for the test to take place.

That move angered Ferrari, but Mosley said there was no reason why an exception should be made for the seven-time champion – especially after F1 rookie Jaime Alguersuari went into his debut with Toro Rosso in Hungary without any previous running.

"I think the test ban rule is unreasonable, but that's the way it is," Mosley is quoted to have told the German newspaper Bild.

"If a 19-year-old driver such as Jaime Alguersuari may not test before his first race, then you can't make an exception for Michael Schumacher."



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DW - Unregistered

August 08, 2009 6:06 PM

it was Williams - the cancer of F1 Same team that blocked Prodrive's original entry by protesting the customer car rule, Which also caused the demise of Super Aguri, Who were also the first team to double-cross their FOTA 'mates' by signing with Max's 2010 rules, & who first denied MS / Ferrari the opportunity to test. Im sure we'll find they've been Max's spies amoungst the teams for some time now. What a sour, bitter man 'sir' Frank has become - the cup is always half empty ... which shows in their strategies on race day too.

rob01

August 08, 2009 4:12 PM

Your not kidding. It probably saved millions of dollars. And now all the sudden he is against it. Thought he really wanted to save money. This guy talks out his backside at every opportunity.



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