Massa – I’ll race in 2007

Fri, 18 August 2006, 01:18

Felipe Massa has rejected media speculation that he could slide back into a test driving role at Ferrari next year.

With reports confidently predicting a race line-up of Michael Schumacher and Kimi Raikkonen for 2007, the diminishing driver market appeared unlikely to accommodate the young Brazilian in a race seat.

But Massa, 25, is quoted as saying by a German magazine that his test driving days are over.

”What I do know is that I am staying in formula one,” he told Friday’s edition of ‘Eurosport Automagazin’, ”and not as a test driver.

”But it’s still too early for a final decision. We must wait a few more races.”

Ferrari is due to announce its definitive 2007 driver line-up at Monza, scene of the grand prix immediately following next weekend’s race in Turkey.

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