OCTOBER 12, 2001
Sauber to confirm Massa
The Sauber team is expected to confirm this weekend that Brazil's Felipe Massa will be Nick Heidfeld's team mate next year. Massa will replace Kimi Raikkonen who is leaving Sauber to take up the offer of a drive with McLaren. Massa's deal with Sauber is believed to be for several years.
Massa is the only driver to have been tested by Sauber in the last few weeks and with the forthcoming testing ban until January 1 there is not really any time to test anyone else.