Despite already signing to be Ferrari's reserve driver in 2010, Giancarlo Fisichella has not withdrawn from the market to remain on next year's grand prix grid.

Despite already signing to be Ferrari's reserve driver in 2010, Giancarlo Fisichella has not withdrawn from the market to remain on next year's grand prix grid.

The Roman's move to replace the injured Felipe Massa, as well as his ongoing contract with the famous Italian team, has been interpreted in the media as a sign Fisichella's long race career is shortly to end.

But the 36-year-old told Italy's La Stampa newspaper: "For the moment I am focused on scoring points in order to defend Ferrari's third place in the constructors' championship.

"And then, if Ferrari is in agreement, in 2010 I could race with another team," Fisichella added.

It also emerges that Fisichella will work alongside Felipe Massa's regular race engineer Rob Smedley during his five-race Ferrari stint. Fisichella worked with Briton Smedley at Jordan in 2002-3.

 

 

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