Firman to miss Monza test

Following a consulation with Professor Syd Watkins' partner Mr. Peter Hamlyn at his London clinic, Ralph Firman, although having made a remarkably quick recovery from the effects of such a violent accident, has decided not to test at Monza this...

Following a consulation with Professor Syd Watkins' partner Mr. Peter Hamlyn at his London clinic, Ralph Firman, although having made a remarkably quick recovery from the effects of such a violent accident, has decided not to test at Monza this week - preferring to take some more time to rest and resume training in preparation for the Italian Grand Prix.

Ralph Firman.
Photo by Jordan Grand Prix.
Ralph commented: "Naturally I'm disappointed not to be testing in Monza because this is another circuit on which I have no previous experience but it is more important to be 100% fit for the Italian G.P. and therefore I am taking the time to rest and train.

"Although I felt a bit sore for a day or two after the accident I have been feeling very well for the past week. However I have been told that any concussion, no matter how slight, should be given a couple of weeks and on that basis I would not want to unduly risk anything for self or others by climbing back in too soon.'"

Zsolt Baumgartner will join Giancarlo Fisichella at Monza tomorrow to kick off a two day test session for Jordan Ford. Baumgartner will also drive the team's third car in the private test session on Friday morning of the Italian Grand Prix, the 12 September.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Giancarlo Fisichella , Zsolt Baumgartner , Ralph Firman
Teams Jordan