5 Aug 2009

Ferrari accuse rivals of being bad sports

6:42 am on 5 August 2009

Ferrari have accused rival teams Williams and Red Bull of being bad sports in trying to block Michael Schumacher from testing the car of their injured driver Felipe Massa.

The seven times world champion is set to fill in for Ferrari while Massa recovers from serious injury, and while formula one regulations do not allow track testing during the season, Ferrari had hoped other teams would give their consent in these exceptional circumstances.

Schumacher completed 70 laps in a 2007 version Ferrari near Florence at the weekend.