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Schumacher and Barrichello set to end holiday

FERRARI drivers Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello are set to conclude their final week of vacation in a northern Italy ski-resort before getting down to the serious business of Formula One testing.

From Tuesday to Saturday next week triple world champion Schumacher and his Brazilian team-mate Barrichello will be at Madonna di Campiglio in the Dolomites for a series of press conferences and activities.

Barrichello and Ferrari test-driver Luca Badoer are scheduled to meet the press on Wednesday morning, while it will be Schumacher's and Ferrari sporting director Jean Todt's turn on Thursday.

On Friday the three Ferrari drivers will be getting down to some training activities, with go-kart races, giant slaloms and snowboard events planned throughout the day.

Ferrari are also scheduled to reveal the date of the presentation of the 2001 car, which will probably take place at Fiorano between January 29-31.

The first chassis has already been finished and next week the engine will be added to the car in time for Ferrari's testing schedule.

From January 15-17 Badoer will shake the new car down in Jerez de la Frontera, before Schumacher and Barrichello take over in Barcelona from January 22-25.

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