Massa to test F2008 on Friday

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Felipe Massa will join Michael Schumacher by getting some testing done before the season starts. He will get behind the wheel on Friday, taking over the F2008 currently being used by Valentino Rossi at the Circuit de Catalunya.

Massa last tested a car on December 16th when he drove an F2007 at Mugello.

The drivers aren’t able to test the 2010-specification cars until the first day’s action on February 1st. The teams will have a total of 15 days, which could present a problem for those wanting to share them evenly between their drivers.

Could this mean Massa will have seven days in the F2010 (or whatever it’s called) and Fernando Alonso will have eight?

Massa said in a statement:

As the car and the track were available I thought it would be helpful to go onto the track for a day to continue gaining confidence with the Formula 1. After the days in Fiorano and Mugello this will be a nice opportunity to get back driving on such an interesting and challenging track.
Felipe Massa

Read more: Massa completes F2007 test (Pictures)