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Massa to test for Ferrari next week 18 Aug 2005

Felipe Massa (BRA) Sauber in the FIA press conference.
Formula One World Championship, Rd14, Turkish Grand Prix, Preparations, Istanbul Park, Turkey, 18 August 2005

Sauber’s Felipe Massa will spend two days next week testing with Ferrari - the team he will join in 2006 when he replaces fellow Brazilian Rubens Barrichello.

Speaking at a pre-Turkish Grand Prix press conference, Massa said he will work with the world champions at Monza on Tuesday and Wednesday . He will then be back in the cockpit for Sauber at the same circuit on Friday.

It will not be the first time Massa has been released by Sauber to test for Ferrari, who supply the Swiss team’s Petronas-badged engines - he had a day with them last year at Mugello and also spent the 2003 season as their official test driver, before resuming his competitive Formula One career.