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Badoer to get promotional run in F60 17 Aug 2009

Luca Badoer (ITA) Ferrari Test Driver and Nicolas Todt (FRA) Driver Manager (Right).
Formula One World Championship, Rd 5, Spanish Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, 9 May 2009 Luca Badoer (ITA) Ferrari Test Driver signs autographs for the fans.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 1, Australian Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, 28 March 2009

Luca Badoer will get behind the wheel of Ferrari’s current car on Monday when he participates in the shooting of a promotional video for the Italian team. Badoer will stand in for the injured Felipe Massa at next weekend’s European Grand Prix.

Although in-season testing is banned under the current Formula One regulations, such promotional outings are allowed, with drivers limited to 100 kilometres of running on a special, ultra-hard tyre provided by Bridgestone.

“Tomorrow and Tuesday Luca will be part of a video shooting for promotional purposes behind the F60’s wheel at the Fiorano race track,” confirmed Ferrari, who had hoped to substitute Michael Schumacher for Massa, before the German was ruled out by a neck injury sustained in a motorbike accident earlier this year.

Badoer, 38, has been an official Ferrari test driver for the last nine years. The Italian has made 48 Grand Prix starts and last raced for Minardi in 1999.