Felipe Massa enjoyed one of his best races of the season in India, eventually finishing fourth after looking at one point like he may end up on the podium.
An upbeat Fernando Alonso says Ferrari managed to get the maximum out of his car this season, despite Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel racing away toward the drivers’ title.
“This season was fantastic for me again,” Alonso said Saturday after managing just eighth in qualifying for the Indian Grand Prix. “If I look at the classification, to have 107 points, my teammate (Felipe Massa) having a very good season like this one at 90 points, I think we struck the maximum from the car we have.”
Welcome to FOX Sports’ Live Formula 1 blog from the Buddh International Circuit in Noida, India. We have all the latest from this morning’s practice sessions, plus the latest from several drivers regarding Sunday’s Japanese Grand Prix.
Lotus Boss Has ‘Had Enough’ Of Rookie Drivers
Lotus boss Eric Boullier says that 2014 is not the time to be bringing on a rookie – and made it clear that the team does not intend to hire an inexperienced driver any time soon.
He admitted that there’s little chance of reserve driver Davide Valsecchi being promoted.
Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso says keeping the 2013 Formula One title chase alive will not be his top priority in Sunday’s Japanese Grand Prix.
Championship leader Sebastian Vettel would clinch his fourth straight title on Sunday if the Red Bull driver wins and Alonso, his closest rival, finishes ninth or worse.
However, Alonso said he is more concerned with the race for the constructors’ championship. Ferrari has 284 points, just one ahead of Mercedes with five races left.