FEBRUARY 6, 2003
Burti leaves Ferrari
"I had a deal with them for the 2003 season, but I decided to return to racing," Burti says. "Due to my good relationship with the team, they agreed to release me, and we will keep a close link for future opportunities with Ferrari and Maserati. My aim for 2003 is to race in a competitive series, where I can win races and championships, which is my main motivation in motor racing. I will announce my plans for this season soon."
It is anticipated that Massa's new role will be revealed tomorrow at the launch of the new Ferrari.