Michael Schumacher is reported to be preparing to test the set-up of Ferrari's F2008 with 2009 modifications. Concurrent development going on to meet 2009 rules changes.

Michael Schumacher is going to be driving the wheels off a Ferrari F2008 next week. No, this is no April Fool’s joke (that was a week ago). As you know, the seven-times Formula One champion is still consulting with his former team on a number of capacities, including that of occasional special tester.

Newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport says next week at the Circuit de Catalunya, Schumacher will test the F2008 which will be set-up for 2009 downforce levels and slick tyres. Remember that in 2009 there are a number of rule changes to the sport. Yes again. WCF has reported before that Ferrari is running a two-car test programme concurrently, that is, the F2008 as well as the developing F2009. The next GP race is on Sunday 27 April in Barcelona, Spain.

Schumi Will Test Ferrari 2009 Set Up