Felipe Massa is to test a 2008 Ferrari at Spanish Grand Prix venue Catalunya on Friday. The session will be the third time that the Brazilian has gotten behind the wheel of an old Ferrari during his recovery from the head injuries sustained at the Hungaroring last summer. He has previously driven an F2007 chassis at Fiorano and Mugello.
Ferrari is already in action at Barcelona this week as its Clienti department is giving MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi two days of running in an F2008. Massa will then take over the car, which is running on GP2 tires to comply with the Formula 1 testing ban, for Friday.
"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," Massa said. "After the days in Fiorano and Mugello this will be a nice opportunity to get back driving on such an interesting and challenging track."