F1 » Ferrari: We've been here before with Massa

Stefano Domenicali has recalled the last time Felipe Massa appeared to be out of form - and how the Brazilian bounced back to threaten for the world title.

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Name - Unregistered

March 28, 2012 9:16 AM

Domenicali should quit and resign from Ferrari with Massa.

If the reason why Massa couldn't perform is because of the car's fault, then Domenicali should be responsible for the car's fault.


March 28, 2012 9:51 AM

Who is going to jump into 'that' car halfway through the season? Its 'difficult to drive', Alonso has driven it through pre-season testing, the new incumbent would be in an almost no-win situation. The support the team gave Felipe in 2008 also highlighted that while Felipe is a very good gp winner, he is not quite good enough, especially when the car requires the driver to do 'more driving'

limited slip - Unregistered

March 28, 2012 9:51 AM

Ferraris best cure for Massa is surgical removal, I dont understand why they persist with him, you can not have one car win the race and the other in 15th place, last season he was rubbish, this season he is rubbish, hes like a band aid, remove him in one swift move and you will suffer less.

rsv2001 - Unregistered

March 28, 2012 10:09 AM

get of dominicalli and massa , and bring in schuey and brawn , back to where they SHOULD be , if anyone can drive the nuts of that ferrari it would be schumacher , and alonso would be grateful of such a team mate as they would push each other to the limits :D 2 of the greatest F1 drivers this world has ever seen :D

breza - Unregistered

March 28, 2012 10:14 AM

Felipe baby, it's time to go... simple as that. Mediocre drivers can be tolerated in other teams, but in your current one you must bring something to the red table... or find another job. Remember Ivan Capelli? His car was a dog too, and he was sacked before the end of the season. Dear Felipe, we are all sorry that Timo Glock opened the golden gate to LH in the last corner in Interlagos, but life is hard... just like the spring from Ruby's Brawn that hit you in the head. If the REd Dog is rubbish, it should be great for the learning steps for some talented young driver like Jules Bianchi... he even SOUNDS Italian!

oldbiker - Unregistered

March 28, 2012 10:16 AM

At least Ferrari are putting on a brave front, what with an uncompetitive car and driver. I bet if Enzo were still alive Massa would have been long gone. He always believed that they made fine cars and if they did'nt go well it was the drivers fault.

Their problem is that who would want to join Ferrari now, having to go up against Alonso in a car that needs major development. That could be a career breaker. Perez and any other driver, forget Trulli, what would that gain, would be well advised to stay put and see how the year develops.

The fact that they have to announce that Massa is going to Maranello, not back home before China speaks volumes about his committment. Would'nt see Vettel or Hamilton doing that.

Calvin _

March 28, 2012 10:47 AM
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There is one slight difference between now and then. Then, FM still had MS as a mentor, even though he wasn't driving for the Ferrari team, he was still helping FM and FM trusted him. Now, MS is driving for a rival team and will obviously not help FM as much as previously. Not sure that FM trusts anyone in the Ferrari heirachy as much as he did MS.

I sill believe that he is in a weak mental state, no matter what he says. Successively, he has lost the WDC narrowly, lost MS as his mentor, had his life threatening accident, been out driven bt FA and then put in his place by the team that he is loyal to. It's going to take a while to build him back up.

light work - Unregistered

March 28, 2012 11:05 AM

I wish I could be payed megabucks to do my job so badly for so long, and keep my position.
If he wasnt managed by Todt he wouldnt be there.
It needs the Italians to jump up and down a bit more...
Who has that seat however, wont see Alonso for dust.

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