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

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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


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).


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!

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