Retired seven time world champion Michael Schumacher is not currently scheduled to test Ferrari’s 2007 car, a team chief has said.
The 38-year-old German will remain on the books this year in an unspecific advisory role, and his successor Kimi Raikkonen admitted this week that he would welcome Schumacher’s input from the actual vantage-point of the driver.
However, asked by journalists in the Italian Dolomites if Schumacher is scheduled to test the new red single seater, sporting director Stefano Domenicali answered: “Not at the moment, no.”
With Schumacher, the definite ‘number one’ driver policy also departed Ferrari this winter, but Domenicali warned that it might return once Raikkonen or Felipe Massa establish their position in the ’07 duel.
He explained that early this season, the T-car and the preferred race strategy will alternate between the red-clad pair.
But Domenicali added: “These are the only two factors which may change during the year.”