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JANUARY 22, 2001

Badoer ruled out of action for two weeks

FERRARI confirmed on Monday night that test driver Luca Badoer will be forced out of action for two weeks following his horror crash in testing at the Circuit de Catalunya on Sunday.

The Italian lost a wheel on the main straight of the Spanish circuit and flipped over a tire barrier and will now be out of action for 14 days because of neck injuries.

Badoer spent Sunday night in the Catalunya General Hospital before being released on Monday morning. He was flown to Treviso, Italy, and underwent further tests at a hospital in Montebelluna.

Badoer will wear a neck brace to support his minor injuries and will rest at home for two weeks while Michael Schumacher takes over testing duties in Barcelona on Tuesday.

"Luca Badoer was released from the Catalunya General Hospital this morning," a Ferrari statement read. "He was admitted to hospital in Montebelluna, where he underwent further tests which confirmed there were no complications with his condition.

"He has been fitted with a neck support because of the whiplash effect of the accident. He has been told to rest for two weeks and was able to return home."