Felipe Massa
Sep 3

Massa Insists Future Brighter Than A Year Ago

Ferrari driver Felipe Massa is feeling upbeat these days. (Photo: Getty Images)

driver is feeling upbeat these days. (Photo: Getty Images)

Felipe Massa insists he has the necessary speed to keep his seat at Ferrari beyond 2013.

The Italian team is openly considering replacing the Brazilian, who joined Ferrari as Michael Schumacher’s teammate in 2006, at the end of the season.

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Aug 30

No Driver Announcement At Monza – Ferrari

Stefano Domenicali. Photo: LAT Photographic

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on Friday confirmed reports it is not ready to announce its full driver lineup for 2014.

We reported earlier that, despite historic Monza often setting the scene for such an announcement, the Italian team is “not ready yet” amid ′s more chaotic than usual silly season.

“I know it’s hard for people to believe,” team boss Stefano Domenicali told Brazil’s O Estado de S.Paulo newspaper, “but we haven’t really stopped yet to think about it.

“Do you know why?” he asked correspondent Livio Oricchio rhetorically, referring to the undecided identity of ’s teammate next year.

“Because we have no hurry.”

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Aug 20

Ferrari Can Still Win F1 Title, Boss Tells Team

NORTHAMPTON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 08: Fernando Alonso (R) of Spain and Ferrari is seen with his Team Principal Stefano Domenicali as he prepares to drive during practice for the British Formula One Grand Prix at the Silverstone Circuit on July 8, 2011 in Northampton, England.

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team principal gave his crew a pep talk at Maranello team headquarters on Tuesday, and insisted that can still win the 2013 World Championship.

Domenicali’s speech, recounted on the Ferrari website, comes after some tension was created in the camp by Ferrari president ’s reaction to Alonso’s comments. Alonso has been frustrated by the team’s drop-off in form in recent weeks.

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Aug 3

Montezemolo Lays Down The Law

F1- Montezemolo Lays Down The Law

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says that can still bounce back in 2013 – and has made it clear once again that has to remember that the team has priority.

Montezemolo was speaking in a lengthy interview with Italy’s Corriere della Sera, which was republished on the Ferrari website.

“Fernando is a great driver and I understand him; he is a bit like me – he wants to win,” said Montezemolo. “He must just remember that one wins and loses together, and for its part, Ferrari must give him a car capable of starting from the front two rows.

“It doesn’t sit well with me seeing our car is not competitive. That’s why I intervened, even if I didn’t want to abuse my authority over my men. However, it had to be done. But how? We started so well, we had begun the World Championship with a very competitive car, maybe even considered the best. But something happened, and instead of moving forward we went backwards.

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Jul 30

Wing Damage Spoiled My Race, Says Massa

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - JULY 28:  Felipe Massa of Brazil and Ferrari drives during the Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix at Hungaroring on July 28, 2013 in Budapest, Hungary.  (Photo by Vladimir Rys/Getty Images)

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endured a difficult afternoon in Hungary after damaging his front wing on Nico Rosberg’s Mercedes on the first lap.

The Brazilian eventually finished eighth, and was clearly very frustrated by his afternoon.

“It was a difficult race for us, and for me especially,” said Massa. “I lost a part of my front wing in the first lap, and I’m sure that was a big problem for my car. I lost the balance, more understeer, more oversteer, using the tires a bit more than I was supposed to because of that. I’m sure that was a big problem for me.

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