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The Italian Ferrari Formula One team yesterday confirmed that the Italian Gianni Morbidelli would be their test driver for the 1997 season. Morbidelli, 29, last raced in Formula One with the Arrows team in 1995, securing the best result of his career in his final grand prix in Australia where he finished third.

Williams, the Formula One team, yesterday confirmed that Frank Williams and two other key personnel will attend their trial in Italy next month on manslaughter charges over the death of driver Ayrton Senna. Williams, Patrick Head, the technical director, and Adrian Newey, the chief designer, could have chosen to be tried in their absence, but will attend the District Magistrates Court in Bologna on 20 February when the trial opens.