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Ferrari and Red Bull setback to original test dates

Ferrari and Red Bull have been forced to go back to on old ways to their original testing timetable. They are changed their plans after a new explanation of the Formula 1 Sporting Regulations and will now be in plans from Thursday to Sunday.

Last week the Italian F1 out fit Ferrari had decided to test from March 2 to March 5 as an alternative of March 1 through March 4 for logistical reasons. The same time Red Bull discussed to Ferrari and joins changed its dates too.

“A further change of plan for the final test session prior to departure for Australia,” read a Ferrari statement. “Based on a new clarification of Article 22.4 of the Sporting Regulations, which was sent to the teams late yesterday evening, it is no longer possible to run on Monday 5 March: as a result, the test schedule for Scuderia Ferrari and the other teams that had originally decided to follow this option now reverts to that of the majority, running from Thursday 1 March to Sunday 4 March.

“The order in which our drivers will be working remains unchanged: Felipe Massa will be at the wheel of the F2012 on Thursday and Saturday, with Fernando Alonso driving on Friday and Sunday.”

Lotus (Renault GP) has until now to declare its final testing plans following it lost the best part of four days at the last test with a chassis trouble. The team was needs an additional day but require the permission of its competitors.


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