New test pact for five?

Ferrari are one of five teams ready to sign a new pact restricting testing ahead of the 2006 season, according to German site Auto Motor und Sport. Auto Motor und Sport believe the pact has already been signed and a fax confirmation will soon be received.

Michael Schumacher, Ferrari, pre-season, 2006Renault, Williams, Mclaren and Honda are the four other teams who are prepared to do no more than 36 days testing between the Bahrain and Brazilian Grands Prix that mark the beginning and end of the 2006 season. The August test break could also be restored as the five may not test at all between the German and Turkish Grands Prix on July 30th and August 27th respectively.

It is not yet known if Ferrari will back down from their previous position that only a limitation on test mileage would be acceptable. Ferrari have been keen to preserve their ability to test at a lesser cost than their rivals as they have their own testing track (pictured).

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