Friday, July 31, 2009

Schumacher begins F1 preparations

Michael Schumacher could test this year's Ferrari ahead of his return to Formula 1. Under F1 rules, drivers are not allowed to test current cars, but the F1 Teams' Association (Fota) members have agreed to let Schumacher test for one day. Schumacher began his preparations for his return to F1 by testing a 2007 Ferrari at the team's Mugello test track on Friday. On Thursday he spent a day at the Ferrari factory in Maranello, Italy, familiarising himself with the controls on the 2009 car's steering wheel in the team's simulator. The car was fitted with untreaded slick tyres, which were reintroduced for this season and Schumacher has not raced on since 1997.

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