Ferrari said on the third day of the Formula 1 Barcelona test under snow and rain it does not make sense to go to the track.
In the Tuesday session, which was postponed for 3 hours due to snowfall, only 5 vehicles ran all day.
Ferrari said that while the driver did not send Kimi Raikkonen to the track, the team did not make any sense at the time of going on the track.
Ferrari: "The air temperature has increased by at most two degrees, meaning there was no sense in going to the pit because at such a low air temperature the tires would not work efficiently and we would not have any useful data about vehicle performance."
"At lunch time, Kimi and the team decided together the most logical decision, and we finished this day without going out on the track, and according to the current regulations, we do not have a chance to make up for this lost day."
Ferrari said that even though Raikkonen closed the day without driving, he would not change the test plan and Sebastian Vetttel would sit on the car's seat tomorrow.
Robert Kubica, who scored one round with Williams, cautioned that it was very difficult to drive the car under these conditions.
Kubica: "It was snowing before mid-day, but there was a lot of water on the runway."
"We made a mess of our hand, but it was almost impossible for us to get something, so we decided to stay in the garage."
Williams's technical boss, Paddy Lowe, said the team was doing "set-up tests" in the garage.
Mercedes chose not to climb like Ferrari, and technical boss James Allison said they lost a day, were not satisfied with it, but had to accept it.
Allison: "We lost one of the eight test days, and now we will retrace our entire test schedule and try to fit it in seven days."
"We now have a little less time, which is a difficult situation for all teams, so we will continue to accept and work on it."