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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stefano domenicali - Unregistered

March 28, 2012 10:30 PM

massa is neither a good driver, or a good number 2.
A good number 2 driver gets on with the job, doesn't whinge, and helps his team mate on the track, and scores some points for the team.
At the moment, massa is so far behind alonso, he doesn't help him on the track, unlike barichello and irvine when they were ms teammates, and sometimes sacrificed their own race for the good of the team.
F1 is a team sport, help the team massa, or find a new drive !

Martin Whipmash - Unregistered

March 28, 2012 11:31 PM

This is why McLaren have the best driver pairing.
No sandbagging no 2 driver,just 2 drivers each with a different approach to their racing spurring each other and the team on with mutual respect and no sulks or drama.
Two no 1 drivers can benefit a team greatly if said drivers are grown up enough to handle being beaten by the other.
Ferrari are being carried by Alonso and badly need a driver who will share his workload.

cknopp - Unregistered

March 28, 2012 11:32 PM

If I was Massa, I would jump at the chance of getting into the Sauber. Just to get away from the train wreck that is the F2012, and to get a different race engineer.

The real problem here is Smedley!


March 29, 2012 12:38 AM

cknopp, I agree.
It would give Massa a chance to re-energise and find some lost enthusiasm. Who knows, he may drive that better than the F2012.
Also, it will allow us all to see if Sergio is the talent we think he is. Bear in mind Sergio is 22 (I think) and has a full F1 season under his belt, ala Daniel Ricciardo. Age should be no barrier, results tell you when the time is right to come....or go.
SD needs to make the hard decisions or Ferrari's season is gone.

Gordo - Unregistered

March 29, 2012 1:29 AM

Ferrari are waiting for an update on Kubica. Massa will be there until Kubica is ready (if ready), however, if Massa really masses up then a temporary replacement will be chosen. Just my guess.

Paula Takington - Unregistered

March 29, 2012 3:40 AM

People mite not like this but its how i see things...

Stefano Domenicali is the reason why Ferrari are failing. ever since he became team principal Ferrari have slowly gone down hill. its Domenicali the Italian media should be putting pressure on. not massa. they want massa to do will then get rid of Domenicali.

Ben M - Unregistered

March 29, 2012 12:31 PM

Yes, they've been there before with Massa, but no team has EVER been "there" with Alonso. He's never needed to recover from a slump in form. That's the difference between a decent driver and a legendary driver. Yes, it's unfair to compare Massa with someone like Alonso, but Ferrari are showing incredible amounts of patience with Felipe.


March 29, 2012 2:31 PM


I concede that your knowledge of F1 technical matters is probably superior to most, which is why I am very surprised at you comments above. Surely you would concede that at least RBR and McLaren offer a more attractive seat than Ferrari do at the moment.

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