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@35edme The FIA stated that they were contacted by Pirelli and Mercedes if it would be possible to test with the current cars. Pirelli does have a provision for them to carry out up to 1000km of testing with any team - provided every team is offered the opportunity to do so. The FIA said that it could be possible, but every team must be given the same offer. This did not occur. Pirelli believes it offered all teams the same chance, citing a 2012 email sent to all the teams, the FIA and FOM. They cannot provide documentation of any offers for the Barcelona test or the teams subsequent refusal to participate. Again, there were no FIA observers present at Barcelona, so no one knows what really occurred, other than those being accused.

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