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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R 25 - Unregistered

March 28, 2012 4:12 PM

@cknopp

I couldnt agree more, I think Rob is the one getting bored. Probably getting home sick and wanting to move to a team closer to home and sees lots of options opening up, so lost interest in FM since that 'spring incedent'. I actually believe. Probably been a big demotivator. Something that neither of them should EVER have to have dealt with. The right manager will get FM back to where he used to be and that is the REAL 2008 world champ!

Speed - Unregistered

March 28, 2012 4:13 PM

I feel sorry for Perez in all this... He is obviously going to replace Massa but will always have to play second fiddle to Alonso. Maybe it is all that favouritsm towards Alonso that is making Massa suffer.

R 25 - Unregistered

March 28, 2012 4:38 PM

@Speed

Favourititsm or not, you're forgetting one thing with FA. He is the one that was taking the crown from 7 TIMES WDC, MS back in the day to be a double WDC, which means he also beat FM. Dont nock him.

At his peak with MS guiding him, FM is still the true 2008 WDC, because during that year FA made his biggest mistake of joining Mcliaran. Talk about Favouritism!

Droog - Unregistered

March 28, 2012 6:25 PM

The only reason Domenicali is saying all this is that Ferrari want to wait as long as possible before dumping Massa, in order to give Kubica a chance to get it together.
If Robert was able to drive now, Massa would already be at home playing with his Teddy Bears.

blzbub

March 28, 2012 6:51 PM

How can Massa possibly be the real 2008 world champion? Even if Ferrari gave him all encompassing support to beat Alonso (they wont, he has to beat Alonso himself), Alonso would rather leave the team than roll over. Even if he cant beat Alonso, he needs to beat the opposition. He not only failed to finish on the podium last season, he also didnt finish one race infront of either Red Bull, finished ahead of either McLaren on only a handfull of occasions, failure to compete against the front runners cost Ferrari the drivers title a whole lot more than a poor stategy call from Chris Dyer in 2010, Dyer who was part of a winning team with Schumacher and Raikkonen was shuffled away for one call, Massa remains. Although I dont think many other drivers currently on the grid would want to get in the F2012 part way through the season, the contract will be honoured. Those who enjoyed a nice time on the back of Massa being a Ferrari driver will have nowhere to hide

107SS2009

March 28, 2012 8:09 PM

The mentality/general knowledge of some people that JUST WATCH F1 is illustrated by BIKER when he questions, who would want to join FERRARI right now.
I have no doubt whatsoever that there is one single driver (apart from Schumacher) on the grid that would not jump right into a FERRARI seat given the chance.

daniel - Unregistered

March 28, 2012 8:29 PM

Massa had one of the best cars when team mate to Shui.
In 2008 Kimi was asleep after his title win and Massa was never outstanding and even spun 24 times at a wet Silverstone whilst Lewis thrashed everyone there. Several times he benefitted from disqualifications of Lewis (especially Spa) Massa has never starred at Monaco, Spa, Suzuki, the tracks great drivers excell at. It was as much his fumbling with the fuel rig that slowed him when Piquet did his crash thing. Massa should never have got near a Championship and luckily was never crowned. Since then he has got only a little worse! Why oh why do Ferrari wish to lose the constructors title and have no backing for Alonso in the drivers???

aeolus

March 28, 2012 10:07 PM

The worst of it is the drivers who have done well, but not outstanding and their fingers have to be pried off the wheel and because they have done well it makes to team look heartless but still he is at the end of his career and their is another Latin American hot to fill his driving shoes from Mexico. But can there be any mid season hot prospects? Looks like Ferrari is stuck with their dance partner for this season.

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