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Ferrari opt to delay Massa's return

October 12, 2009 10:56 IST

Ferrari has ruled out a competitive return this year for Felipe Massa.

Massa, who was badly injured in a freak accident during qualifying for this year's Hungarian Grand Prix in July, tested a F2007 at Fiorano on Sunday.

However, results from a medical in Paris last Friday, while "positive", preclude a return in 2009.

"This is in no way a proper test session and looking at the stopwatch will not be on the agenda," The Telegraph quoted a Ferrari statement, as saying.

"Talk of a proper return can wait until the start of the 2010 season," the statement added.

Source: ANI