F1 » Massa: Nothing went right!


Felipe Massa left to rue a tough race in Valencia

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rob - Unregistered

June 26, 2012 7:12 PM

Face it Massa is officially done this year unless he can manage a couple of wins. Ferrari would be probably be 2nd in the constructors standings if he could just score some points. When the Ferrari CEO was seen shaking his head early on Alonso went forward and Massa went backwards soon after.

walrus909

June 26, 2012 9:14 PM

@Rashan, no doubt only, equaled by Mac's most expensive car jack in the world breaking, and yet another wheel nut problem.
Can you imagine if Mclaren was still refueling? They would burn down the entire track!
Every time Mac pits I hear the Benny Hill Theme.

1Jez

June 27, 2012 5:15 AM

It can't be down to bad luck any more. There's a point where the excuse that "events beyond my control just went against me" can be acceptable, and then it gets to the point that you're just not performing and these things happen to you because you're constantly driving in the wrong place at the right time.

Massa has had no more than six podium finishes since 2009 and none since Korea 2010. If someone as junior and hot-headed as Maldonado can scrape together a win in a Williams, why can't the once highly rated Massa get so much as a podium in a Ferrari?

And I don't buy the arguement that Ferrari post-2009 hasn't been itself. Alonso has finished on the podium 23 times since 2010! 23 to 5 in Alonso's favour!

whoelse - Unregistered

June 27, 2012 2:01 PM

@Rashan and/or others

Rashan pointing out the different compound tyres attempt on Hammy's car just piqued my curiosity. Say, If the mandatory two compounds have already been used in the race, and when in the next tyre change, tyres of different compound( by mistake or deliberately ) put on, for sure there would be a penalty( or not? ), but what would the penalty be? drive-through and then one more stop to change tyres OR just a warning to bring the car back and put on the right tyres?

mike - Unregistered

June 28, 2012 2:28 AM

@ the truth (joke)

Ah nostalgia. Schumi back at Ferrari next year would just confirm what we are all witnessing. He is not a great driver and never was. He had a dominant car, a dominant team and for many years no decent drivers to compete with. Life as a racer back in his Ferrari years was easy. Much has changed and we are now seeing the results. Ferrari is not a dominant car and there are some top class drivers on the grid. He will retire this year with his reputation in tact because Merc have their reliability issues. Alonso would expose Schumi for the average driver that he is. Schumi at Ferrari? Just substitute Massa'a race results and you can see the outcome. I would bet my house on it.


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