Ferrari ready to yield on testing

Ferrari are ready to prove they do not have a 'win-at-all-costs' attitude to Formula One by canceling a planned pre-British Grand Prix test due to take place at Silverstone in June, Autosport-Atlas can exclusively reveal, after the testing row that has marred the season erupted again on Friday. The Maranello-based outfit, who only ever get to test at Silverstone in the traditional pre-race British GP test, booked use of the track for a four-day test from June 21-24 late last year – but the use of the track on those dates has now stirred up fresh controversy on the back of recent arguments over testing. But Autosport-Atlas has learned that Ferrari will only give the green light to the Silverstone test if their rivals join it at the venue – and the team are ready to cancel the test and put themselves at a disadvantage to their rivals in terms of track data if their opposition choose not to run at Silverstone on those dates. A source close to the team told Autosport-Atlas: "If the other teams don't want to do it, then we won't do it. Our etiquette is not to gain an unfair advantage and we will therefore not go to circuits that the others do not want to go to."

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