Massa will be replaced with Fishichella. short term soon… Poor Massa is no longer competitive and is hurting Ferrari in the Constructors points PLUS a team needs two drivers for some help to the other…Fernando is doing this by himself and the cars are the same. Paul de Resta will join the team next year or Sergio Perez.
This tire thing is killing the racing…I was at the Spanish Grand Prix (My company has arranged a secondary sponsorship for one of the teams) and on qulaifying it looked like some teams were going to sit it out to save tires…..rediculous that the best racing in the world has let this become an issue….also performance….how interesting would it have been of the tires at the end allowed a last few laps passing opportunity for Fernando……we would have seen Pastore’s skill in defending…instead tire performance went away…..Who cares about the tires I want to see the drivers skill be the focal point…and car design…all this was put in to make the racing closer…would rather see fuel stops used instead of you have to use this tire and then that tire in the same race…let the teams choose which tires they want….limited number of sets but run what they want.
I’m American on business in Europe and went to the Spanish Grand Prix yesterday. We have arranged sponsorships for an F1 team but as much as I love F1 its far too tricked up now. Shumacher is correct the tire situation is dictating the racing, then you have KERS and the open flap but only if you’re trailing a car by so a specific amount of time….Please enough…..lets get back to what makes all racing great…the drivers and cars…. And speaking of Shu why should a racing accident be a 5 grid spot penalty in Monaco…or why if Lewis is low on fuel after qualifying should he go to the back of the grid…how about just placing him at the end of the Q3 list? Way too many regulations and interpretations as F! tries to claw itself back into the US in Austin this year and New York in a few years.