Testing agreement still undecided?

Despite nine teams voting to reduce in-season testing, it remains to be seen if the agreement will hold up. It was suggested recently that BAR has retracted its support but CEO Nick Fry said at the launch of the BAR Honda 007 that he hoped that...

Despite nine teams voting to reduce in-season testing, it remains to be seen if the agreement will hold up. It was suggested recently that BAR has retracted its support but CEO Nick Fry said at the launch of the BAR Honda 007 that he hoped that all the teams, including Ferrari, would agree to the test limit.

"I think now there is a good level of agreement between all the Formula One teams, perhaps except Ferrari, that 30 days is the agreed amount," said Fry. "It was suggested partly by us anyway, so 30 is the number."

"At the moment my understanding is that Ferrari do not agree with that. I think it would probably be better for all involved if there were agreements between 10 teams rather than nine. So I would hope that between now and the start of the season we can agree all 10 of us and not have one team out on its own."

Despite this, Honda's Otmar Szafnauer has been quoted as saying that if Ferrari does not agree to the test restriction then Honda will have to reconsider its position. So it seems the situation is not yet resolved as Ferrari has its own ideas.

The Scuderia appears intent on following its own programme of testing, restricting track activity to a certain mileage rather than a specific number of days. "We are divided over testing," said Todt, according to Gazzetta dello Sport. "Contrary to what the others claim, we will follow our own program."

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Series Formula 1
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