Teams right to block Schumacher test - Mosley

Max Mosley believes it is right that Michael Schumacher was not allowed to test Felipe Massa's 2009 Ferrari before making his Formula One return in Valencia later this month. Ferrari asked its nine team rivals for an exemption from the ...

Max Mosley believes it is right that Michael Schumacher was not allowed to test Felipe Massa's 2009 Ferrari before making his Formula One return in Valencia later this month.

Ferrari asked its nine team rivals for an exemption from the strict in-season testing ban, but Williams and the two Red Bull-owned outfits said no.

"I think the test ban rule is unreasonable, but that's the way it is," the FIA president said in an interview with Germany's Bild newspaper.

Mosley pushed for cost-saving restrictions including the testing ban to be replaced by catch-all budget capping, but the FOTA teams alliance resisted.

The 69-year-old Briton said that if a test ban is in place, it needs to be enforced.

"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," Mosley insists.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Michael Schumacher , Felipe Massa , Jaime Alguersuari
Teams Ferrari , Williams