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(GMM) Luca Badoer is leaving Ferrari after a long tenure as test driver.
The almost 40-year-old Italian has been in the role since the late 90s, and according to Autosprint magazine he accumulated more than 130,000 kilometers at Fiorano in Ferrari's F1 cars during that period.
But Badoer was heavily criticized for his lack of competitiveness when he replaced the injured Felipe Massa in the Brazilian's race cockpit mid last year.
Autosprint said Badoer, who raced 58 other times for minor Italian teams throughout the 90s, is now leaving the team.
The magazine said his last laps in a F1 car were during the recent Valencia celebrations, when he reacquainted with the F60 he raced three times in 2009.
Ferrari announced last month that 21-year-old Frenchman Jules Bianchi has been signed as a test driver for 2011.
Also contracted in test roles are Giancarlo Fisichella and Marc Gene.
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