Perez to test 2009 Ferrari this week

Global Motorsport Media

Sergio Perez will make his debut at the wheel of a Ferrari Formula One car this week.

Earlier this year, the famous Italian team said the Sauber driver would be "assessed" at some point in 2011 with a test in a two-year-old Ferrari single seater.

Sergio Perez, Sauber F1 Team
Sergio Perez, Sauber F1 Team

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Rookie Mexican Perez, with 8 points so far in the 2011 world championship, is a leading member of Ferrari's driver development academy.

As is fellow academy member and Ferrari reserve Jules Bianchi, Perez is tipped as a possible long-term replacement for Felipe Massa.

Ferrari on Monday announced that the 21-year-old will precede his test on Thursday with two days in the F1 simulator.

Perez, and Frenchman Bianchi, will then "get behind the wheel of a (2009) F60 for a session at Fiorano", said the Maranello based team.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Felipe Massa , Sergio Perez , Jules Bianchi
Teams Ferrari , Sauber
Tags bianchi, ferrari, fiorano, perez, sauber