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Kobayashi to test Ferrari sports car

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Kamui Kobayashi is set to test a GTE Ferrari 458 Italia this week © Sutton Images

Kamui Kobayashi will test a Ferrari sports car this week for reigning GTE Pro champions and Le Mans winners AF Course.

Kobayashi lost his drive at Sauber over the winter and failed to line up a replacement seat despite raising a budget of €8 million. Towards the end of last year he said he was looking at options outside F1 for this season, adding: "My main priority is to secure the competitive F1 seat in 2014".

Now Autosport is reporting he will test a Ferrari 458 Italia at the Motorland Aragon circuit this week alongside ex-F1 driver Karun Chandhok, ex-GP2 stalwart Luca Filippi, ex-GP2 driver Davide Rigon and Italian Formula 3 driver Brandon Maisano.

Former Formula One drivers and AF Corse regulars Gianmaria Bruni and Giancarlo Fisichella are set to remain at the team this year with Olivier Beretta the only driver named in the second car ahead of the opening round of the WEC in April.

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