On the surface, it makes no good sense. LH implied he is having problems with the tyres and would need use the testing opportunity to get better with them. He also went on to say that he would prefer to do this himself rather than using second information from some test drivers but strangely the team says no. The only reason given is "we don't need to test". It is obvious to everyone that they are having issues with those tyres.
If you look at those that supports the team's position, it is no coincidence they are mostly if not all are JB fans.
There is something smelling in the Mclaren camp and if you are LH, the odour is ugly. Having said that, it is difficult to believe - despite appearances - that the team would want to lose points just to spite LH. Time will tell, but so far Mclaren track side operations which is the window to their planning and decision processes making can be flatteringly described as poor.
LH went through some personal difficult times last year and he appears to have gotten on top of that. He now has to get on top of an apparently hostile team and I am sure he will. They can't kill his talent. All he has to do is keep his head down and win even if he has to do it the hard way, which I am sure he will and then leave the team. That is my opinion but I am sure his management and people around him aren't idiots and will do the right thing...
I don't think anyone here is completely sure that the team is doing the right thing, but it's only the Lewis fans who seem to think that Lewis is being put at a disadvantage by neither of them doing the testing.
At Bahrain, Jenson struggled with tyres at least as much as Lewis.
If it really was better for the race drivers to do the test, don't you think that they could arrange it, even if it meant cancelling or postponing a personal appearance by Jenson?