Massa will be back for Japanese GP

Felipe Massa will be back in the Sauber cockpit for the final race of the year at Suzuka despite being replaced in the team by Heinz-Harald Frentzen for this weekend's US Grand Prix

Massa will be back for Japanese GP

Frentzen, who impressed during his first test for the Swiss outfit despite a sizeable shunt at Silverstone, has been drafted in for Indy to help the team protect its sixth place in the constructors' championship, but regardless of how the race goes, the German will make way for the young Brazilian at Suzuka in two weeks' time.

"I am really happy about this chance to get racing experience again with Sauber, prior to my full season in 2003," said Frentzen. "I am of course, familiar with Indianapolis after racing there in the previous two grands prix. This will give me a valuable chance to re-establish old relationships within the team and to forge new ones."

Massa, who has scored four of Sauber's 11 points this year, has yet to secure a deal for 2003. He has been linked with the vacant Toyota seat alongside Olivier Panis, and Sauber has offered him a testing role.

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