Ferrari will soon try again to gain an exemption from the in-season testing ban.

Ferrari will soon try again to gain an exemption from the in-season testing ban.

Earlier this year, the Italian team's request for a one-off run in the 2009 car for Michael Schumacher was blocked by rivals including Williams and Red Bull.

But the object of Ferrari's next request will be Felipe Massa, who team boss Stefano Domenicali said on Wednesday will "get back on track ... as soon as the doctors give the all clear".

Apart from short runs on demonstration tyres for promotions and some straight-line aerodynamic tests, all circuit testing during the season is strictly banned.

"We want to ask for a dispensation (for Massa) and I'm convinced the other teams will grant it to us," Domenicali told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

F1 bosses at Monza on Wednesday discussed the possibility of allowing some testing in 2010 in the event that teams need to change their race line-ups, and for new drivers.

 

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