Baumgartner to replace Firman for Jordan

 

Hungarian Zsolt Baumgartner will replace the injured Ralph Firman for Jordan-Ford at the Formula One test at Monza in Italy this week.

Baumgartner, who became the first driver from his country to compete in a grand prix when he replaced Firman in Hungary last month, will partner Giancarlo Fisichella for the two-day session which starts tomorrow.

Firman has decided to miss the test to give himself more time to recover following his 150mph smash during practice at the Hungaroring when the rear wing of his Jordan flew off.

The 28-year-old rookie suffered concussion and injured his heel but is determined to be back in the cockpit for the Italian Grand Prix at Monza on Sunday week as he bids to secure his F1 future.

Baumgartner will drive Jordan's third car in private testing on the Friday before the race at Monza.