At this point, it’s less that Massa’s underperforming and more the fact that the F2012 is the worst car Ferrari has designed in decades. It’s no surprise that people aren’t happy. And the Italian press will obviously take the chance to blame the driver rather than their own team. Bonus points for Alonso taking an extremely lucky win in **** poor conditions. As insanely talented as he is, he didn’t deserve that one.
Looking back, though, I don’t think they’re really designing a car with one driver more in mind than the other. Not even the ultimate “#1 > #2″ team would be stupid enough to do that.