Ferrari has criticised Williams over its decision not to allow Michael Schumacher to test the F60 ahead of his return at the European Grand Prix.
The Italian team had requested to both the teams and the FIA that Schumacher be given special dispensation due to the unique circumstances surrounding his return.
However as revealed on Monday, Williams along with both Red Bull teams rejected Ferrari’s proposals, claiming that the ban on pre-season testing must be adhered to in all circumstances.
This has provoked an angry outburst from the Scuderia, in an article posted on their official website entitled “Indiscretion”. In their article, Ferrari slammed the Williams team, claiming that they had once more demonstrated a lack of spirit of fair play.
“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,” Ferrari wrote in its website.
The article also revealed that Ferrari had given Toro Rosso permission to allow Jaime Alguersuari to test before his debut in the Hungarian Grand Prix, despite Red Bull owner, Dietrich Mateschitz, claiming otherwise in his explanation behind both of his team’s refusals.
“Just for the record, the Scuderia Ferrari had given its approval to let Alguersuari test, but it seems even in this instance someone decided to stick to the precise wording of the regulations.”
Both Williams and Red Bull’s decision means that Michael Schumacher will not have the opportunity to test for Ferrari before making his Grand Prix return at Valencia.