The reports in Brazilian press raise hopes he could make a surprise return to F1 before the end of the 2009 season.
Luca Colajanni confirmed to Globo that Massa will drive the Ferrari simulator at Maranello this week and a time will be arranged for him to get back behind the wheel of an F1 car:
Ferrari made an official request and the FIA agreed. Felipe can test a car last year, with no parts or tyres this year. The date will be decided this week.
Stefano Domenicali had earlier refuted suggestions Massa could return at his home race at Interlagos, which is two weeks away:
He is doing now some karting activity and everything is running very smoothly and he should be back in Europe next week in order to do some activity on the simulator and then we will see after that what will be the next step. But at the moment to make something clear, I saw some speculation that Felipe could possibly come back in Brazil, but I can exclude it categorically.
But the Abu Dhabi season finale is a month off, which could give Massa the extra time he needs to recuperate.
He drove a kart in Sao Paulo last week for the first time since his crash during qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix.
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Thanks to @lookingspiffy on Twitter for the tip