Ferrari then prompted to persuade Michael Schumacher to come out of retirement and stand in for the Brazilian until he is fit to race again which would only be possible sometime next season. The 7 time world champion had agreed to do so and is due to compete in the upcoming European Grand Prix on August 23 in Valencia. However, Ferrari is trying to have Schumacher test drive the F60 car as he has not been racing competitively for 3 years since his retirement.
To do that, they have written to the other nine Formula 1 teams as well as the governing body FIA to have him granted a day for testing. Team boss of Williams F1 took Ferrari to the book stating that the rules is that in-season testing is not allowed and hence they do not see any reason to grant special permission for Schumacher. This, according to Williams is the reason why the Toro Rosso team had to risk putting up Jaime Algueruari to race in Hungary.
For this, Ferrari retaliated where they released a statement on their official website which states: "Guess who opposed the test with the F60? A team that hasn't won anything for years and yet didn't pass over the opportunity to demonstrate once more a lack of spirit of fair play. Just for the record, the Scuderia Ferrari had given its approval to let Alguersuari test. But it seems even in this instance someone decided to stick to the precise wording of the regulations."