Great news for Felipe Massa and Ferrari fans in general, with the Williams team givings its support to the Brazilian’s forthcoming test in a two-year-old Formula One Ferrari car.

Earlier this year, when Massa needed to be replaced following his head wounds, Sir Frank Williams objected to allowing Michael Schumacher a run in Ferrari’s current F60 racer. The seven-time champion tested a privately-owned Ferrari F2007 fitted with GP2 tyres instead, but afterwards called off his comeback due to being chicken a neck injury.

Last weekend at Suzuka, the stewards gave permission for Massa to soon test the F2007 at Fiorano in Italy. In a media statement issued today, Williams indicated that the session will take place next Monday – although Ferrari has yet to confirm this.
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"I would like to wish Felipe well with his return to a Formula One car next week," said Frank Williams.

"It is a tribute to the safety standards of Formula One today, and of course to Felipe’s characteristic determination and drive, that he is making his return so soon.I hope that the test proves a successful step in his rehabilitation."

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