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How the Mercedes test row unfolded

Meanwhile, Ferrari asks for clarity over the testing regulations to discover what it possible.

28 May:

Teams were told tests with Pirelli couldn't take place in-season according to a leaked letter from FOTA.

Martin Brundle meanwhile says the test row has shown the limitations faced by Pirelli.

29 May:

Jenson Button and Mark Webber say Mercedes didn't benefit from the test in the wake of Nico Rosberg's win in Monaco.

31 May:

Pirelli issues a lengthy statement to put forward what it says are the facts regarding the Mercedes test.

It emerges that Ferrari carried out a test of its own with Pirelli, but the team downplays its test saying that it wasn't relevant because of the fact a 2011 car was used.

1 June:

Ferrari is brought into the row as the FIA says it wants more information from the team over its test.

4 June:

Christian Horner says the Mercedes and Ferrari tests can't be compared and were different situations.

6 June:

Mercedes is summoned to appear before the International Tribunal by the FIA to discuss the Catalunya test, while Ferrari is cleared by the governing body.

The team says it welcomes the decision and will 'explain the full facts' about what took place.



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