Apr 6, 2013, 10:00 AM EST
Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali believes that the current testing situation is “ridiculous”.
Teams are limited to the three pre-season tests held in Spain each year, with in-season testing banned, but Domenicali is in favor of returning to a more liberal testing schedule.
“The testing situation is ridiculous,” Domenicali told F1 Racing magazine.
“At the end of the day, it is ridiculous – I use this word again – that we are not able to use this track. We were too far in one direction on testing a couple of years ago and we are now too far on the other hand.”
Domenicali revealed that Ferrari are talking to the other teams in an attempt to draw up a more effective testing schedule.
“With the other teams, we’ll try to convince them that we need to find another balance – and I am positive we can find a solution.”
For 2014, the teams are set to give the green light for a fourth pre-season test due to the new engine regulations. However, the lack of in-season testing restricts teams to the practice sessions at each grand prix for car development. Although this does reduce costs, it also restricts progress as teams look to make great strides across the course of the season.
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