Ferrari criticised for Barcelona test lineup
May 12 - The only team missing from the post-race Barcelona test this week is Manor.
"There is nothing to test," Britain's Times newspaper quoted deputy boss Graeme Lowdon as saying before the struggling backmarker left the Spanish grand prix venue.
The two-day test, at which every team present must field at least one rookie, kicked off on Tuesday morning.
Italy's influential La Gazzetta dello Sport, therefore, criticised Ferrari's decision to send both of its race drivers home after Sunday's race.
"It is really difficult to understand why Ferrari is not fully exploiting this chance to test," said correspondent Andrea Cremonesi.
"(Sebastian) Vettel and (Kimi) Raikkonen's experience would have made an important contribution in this phase of development.
"The only plausible explanation is that Ferrari's choice is determined by the contracts of its reserve driver (Gutierrez)," he added.
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