Hello everyone, welcome to F1Minute. I’m Christine and these are your top headlines for today, 6th November 2007.
Michael Schumacher is to test for Ferrari at the upcoming session in Barcelona. Next week will see the seven times world champion returning to the track for the first time – if you don’t count demos – since retiring last year. Ferrari will be testing out the new regulations for 2008, including no traction control, and wanted Schumacher drafted in for his experience under such conditions. Schumacher’s spokes person is keen to point out that he has no plans to return to racing, though.
In other testing news, Karun Chandhok from India will join the Red Bull team for two days of the session, after his success in GP2 this year. Chandhok won his first race in the series in Belgium and would like to take the next step.
And finally, Williams have been testing over a two week period in Gloucestershire, and allowed British driver Sam Bird to have a go behind the wheel. The F3 driver helped the team complete their aerodynamic program, had a great time, and according to Frank Williams, was very valuable during the course of the test.
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