Ferrari would allow Fisi to keep racing in 2010

Ferrari will allow its new 2010 reserve driver Giancarlo Fisichella to race with another F1 team next year. "If Ferrari is in agreement, in 2010 I could race with another team," the 36-year-old Roman said earlier this week. Ferrari team boss...

Ferrari will allow its new 2010 reserve driver Giancarlo Fisichella to race with another F1 team next year.

"If Ferrari is in agreement, in 2010 I could race with another team," the 36-year-old Roman said earlier this week.

Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali said the Maranello outfit would not stand in Fisichella's way if he can extend his career of more than 230 Grands Prix beyond his forthcoming five-race stint in the cockpit of injured Felipe Massa's car.

"There are no clauses that would prevent him from racing with another team," the Italian said during an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport.

In fact, Domenicali said Fisichella racing elsewhere in 2010 would actually be beneficial "because he would remain trained".

However, it is clear he will not be returning to Force India in 2010, despite achieving the team's first pole position, points and podium less than two weeks ago at Spa.

After Vijay Mallya last week released Fisichella to race for Ferrari, the team's Indian boss said in a statement: "We wish him all the best for the future."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Giancarlo Fisichella , Felipe Massa
Teams Ferrari , Force India