F1 » Massa 'close' to three-year Ferrari F1 extension


With Fernando Alonso committed until at least the end of 2012, Ferrari looks to be planning long-term early on in F1 2010 - as the Scuderia reportedly readies itself to offer team-mate Felipe Massa a three-year extension to his current deal

Sort Comments: Oldest | Newest

JJJ

April 09, 2010 5:20 PM

In two or three years time there's still time left for Kubica and especially Vettel to claim a seat a Ferrari. I think Massa is very well liked within the team and maybe he's not your best bet for a championship, but that also makes him kind of the perfect 2nd driver, picking up a couple of wins, not costing too much and also he'll just accept getting beat for the WC in the end by his teammate without complaining too much.

cobalt - Unregistered

April 09, 2010 5:36 PM

Kubica should stay with Renault. In Ferrari he would not be the no 1 driver.
Renault and Kubica can challenge for championship next year. Already they are doing fine and seems to be happy as a team.

JJJ - Unregistered

April 09, 2010 11:26 PM

@Blzbub

Meh...I think both in 05 and 06 the McLaren an Ferrari respectively were quicker than the Ren-O for the final part of the season but not the first part. Also, the lack of reliability ultimately did both of them in and that's part of having the best car too. IIRC Renault won the constructor WC in both 05 and 06 so I guess that's the best measure of having the best car.

By that standard, only Hamilton in 08 and arguably Kimi in 07 (if it weren't for the McLaren DQ) won the WC in an 'inferior' car in the last decade (unless you count 99 with Hakkinen).

blzbub

April 10, 2010 7:49 AM

ok fastest was the wrong word, in the seasons above, the teams that won most races failed to provide a drivers world champion. 07 ferrari won 9 races to mclarens 8, in 08 massa won more races than anyone and still failed, so you could argue that felhpe is good in good cars, but like barrichello, coulthard, fisichella and possibly webber usually come up against one better. But i believe hamilton is a recent case of being world champ in an inferior car!

Page 1 of 2
1 2  »

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.

© 1999 - 2014 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.