Historically, Ferrari is very conservative about such issues. They also have massive resources available to them to improve the car.
When improving a car, it’s best to keep continuity in the team. Felipe has experience, a great relationship with his engineer and despite all the doom and gloom claims of him having lost it, can still perform well when given the opportunity.
He will see out the season, but unless he puts in some remarkable performances the team will replace him for 2013.
At which point the team will sort out the horrible car, bring out a better model for the new season, bring in a hungry young driver, who will perform well and everyone will further denounce Massa for under performing.
It’s a rather sad and disgusting situation which Ferrari has not only allowed to develop but indeed have furthered with incidents such as Germany 2010.
If and when they do give Massa the boot, I hope he moves to a decent midfield team with has a great second career, much like Kovalienen has done at Caterham.