Ferrari pledge support for struggling Massa

2013 F1 season

Felipe Massa, Ferrari, Nurburgring, 2013Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo gave his backing to driver Felipe Massa after another disappointing performance in Germany.

Massa spun out of the race on lap four after losing control of his F138 at turn one.

“Felipe is fully aware he can count on our total confidence in him,” Montezemolo told the Ferrari website.

“I hope he will soon secure the results that will show his talent to the full, such as the great starts he pulled off at the last two grands prix.”

The German round was the fourth race weekend in a row in which Massa has spun or crashed.

He had two substantial impacts during the Monaco race weekend at Sainte Devote. The Ferrari driver crashed out during qualifying in Canada and also spun into a wall during practice at Silverstone.

Massa is in his eighth season with the team and came close to losing his seat last season. Montezemolo said the team are not yet ready to decided who will partner Fernando Alonso next year: “We will talk about that further down the line as there?s no hurry.”

Massa lies seventh in the drivers’ standings on 57 points, 66 behind Alonso.

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81 comments on Ferrari pledge support for struggling Massa

  1. Tayyib (@m0nzaman) said on 11th July 2013, 12:30

    He cant have that many last chance saloons. I like Felipe a lot and its great to see him racing after the accident but he isn’t cutting it right now and Ferrari have to look to the future. Felipe isn’t the future. My guess is Alonso is gone after 2016, why not ready a driver in the next 2 years so that when Alonso is done they have a driver that is ready to lead the team and win consistently. My pick would be Nico Hulkenberg. Send Felipe to Sauber with Jules with a bit of Ferrari money behind them. It should work, and if Alonso wins his 3rd title he may opt to leave earlier. Hulkenberg can be a race winner.

  2. sbl on tour (@sbl-on-tour) said on 11th July 2013, 18:58

    think ferrari would need to pledge support for themselves, never mind massa, this is rapidly becoming another season to forget, yet again
    I am mighty cheesed off at the moment due to ferrari not getting their act together, again
    Will be in monza in sept and fully expect a ferrari victory, in fact i,d put me mortage on it, plus massa might even get second

    what a waste

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