Massa ‘used to speculation over Ferrari future’

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Felipe Massa, Ferrari, Hungaroring, 2013In the round-up: Felipe Massa says that, after eight years with Ferrari, he used to speculation about his place at the team being under threat.

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“I?m used to this situation, as it?s been like this since I started my career. The rumours mean nothing, all that matters is the faith the team has in me and I feel that very strongly.”

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69 comments on Massa ‘used to speculation over Ferrari future’

  1. Denis 68 said on 2nd September 2013, 10:51

    “I’m used to this situation, as it’s been like this since I started my career. The rumours mean nothing, all that matters is the faith the team has in me and I feel that very strongly.”

    Think about it Massa, there is a very good reason your used to this situation?

    Because you have been underperforming for year’s and do not warrant retaining a Ferrari F1 race seat any longer. Yes you had a strong couple of seasons in F1 years ago and won races but sadly missed out on the Championship by one solitary point, but those days are long gone and never to be repeated.

  2. Raikkonen under-performed for one season and was fired with one year left on his contract. Not only has Massa under-performed but he’s been uncompetitive for nearly four seasons. Enough. Alonso’s in his fourth and looks like failing to deliver again yet being given the fastest package at the start of the season. Appeasing Alonso with a uncompetitive teammate has been an abject failure.

  3. Force Maikel (@force-maikel) said on 2nd September 2013, 11:19

    So now Massa is saying he has gotten used to the speculation?

    Weird, I didn’t here such comments last year. Sounds like he’s given up hope for any clarity soon.

  4. venom (@venom) said on 2nd September 2013, 12:22

    Did Alonso become a Samurai Master,

  5. Maarten (@) said on 2nd September 2013, 12:46

    Alonso has just bought himself into the Euskaltel cycling team. Perhaps that’s what he was referring to?

  6. Patrick (@paeschli) said on 2nd September 2013, 21:02

    I’m I the only one who thinks Felipe Nasr is a better fit for Toro Rosso than Antonio Felix da Costa?

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