DECEMBER 9, 2001
Ferrari on display in Bologna
Badoer will be joined this year by a second test driver Luciano Burti and says that he gets more satisfaction helping Ferrari to win than he would do racing with a mid-grid team. Badoer admits that he would like to be a Ferrari F1 driver but he was passed over a couple of years ago when Michael Schumacher was injured and the team called in Mika Salo to take over until Schumacher was fit again.
In the recent past several Ferrari test drivers have ended up racing for the team, notably Gianni Morbidelli who stood in after Alain Prost was fired in 1991 and Nicola Larini who replaced Jean Alesi when the Frenchman was injured in 1994.