Sergio Perez will sample a Ferrari F1 car this week

Sauber rookie Sergio Pérez will have his first outing in a Ferrari Formula 1 car this week, the Italian team has announced.

Could Perez be earmarked as a future replacement for Felipe Massa? The Maranello squad had confirmed earlier this year that the Mexican driver would be “assessed” at some point this year, as part of his opportunities when he was signed to Ferrari’s driver development academy.

The 21-year-old – having currently claimed 8 championship points in his debut season – has been widely tipped as a long-term replacement for Felipe Massa.

And on Monday, Ferrari’s press department confirmed that Pérez would sample a 2009 Ferrari F60 at the team’s test track at Fiorano, which would be preceded by two days of assessment in the team’s simulator.

[Images via Sutton Images and The Cahier Archive]

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