F1 » Vettel surprised by Massa struggle

Sebastian Vettel says he is surprised that Felipe Massa is struggling to secure his Ferrari future

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Jasper - Unregistered

October 10, 2012 3:37 PM

I think it's a close tie between Alonso and Hamilton as to who is the biggest baby in F1.


Alonso by a million miles, one opportunity for Massa to drive with Alonso's shadow not behind him and guess what he landed a podium, in Monza he slowed down, if he had gone flat out may be Perez wouldnt have caught up with him. Was it at Korea last year he was held up by Massa and Alonso shouted "I give up"

Tesla - Unregistered

October 10, 2012 3:51 PM

seb tried to finder alonso but he will soon realize that he is going end up as a fool because in this 2012 season the alonso would shake and also properly stir vettel up for the title. haha

Bunty - Unregistered

October 10, 2012 6:13 PM

There is no doubt, Massa is a good driver we can see his pace and skills in the Singapore GP 2012 where he had a first lap puncture and started from 23rd p and got in the top ten taking P8.... And finally a P2 in the japanese GP who knows he may even win the upcoming Korean GP..

Oli - Unregistered

October 10, 2012 6:21 PM

I think Felipe is a very fast F1 driver, but I think he has two weaknesses.

The first is that he needs everything to be perfect in order to be fast. I think FM in a perfect car would match FA in a perfect car, but the problem is that when the car is only 80%, FA qualifies 5th and sneaks onto the podium, Mass qualifies 13th and struggles into the end of the points.

The second thing is that whilst I think FM can be very fast with the right car, I think he lacks that final 2% of killer instinct. By this I mean, where there is a move, sometimes he can look hesitant or back off. The great F1 drivers are always great being aggressive and forcing through... Senna, Schumacher, and today Alonso, Hamilton and Vettel. Ok, maybe LH crashes a little too much, like Montoya, but he goes for it. I think FM doesn't like the dogfight much, if someone barks at him he backs off. Too much like Rubens.

But overall, I like him and I hope he gets another chance at Ferrari because to come back from his inju

Marcus - Unregistered

October 10, 2012 6:47 PM

The biggest reason is that they design the car 100% around Alonso's needs and driving style. In 2010 they wore much more even at the beginning of the season when Alonso was new and hasn't begun to influence the design of the car yet.

rob01 - Unregistered

October 10, 2012 7:57 PM

No surprise hearing vettel say that. He would prefer FA to have a weak teammate. His boss Marco said he was happy with Lewis leaving McLaren as it would weaken the team

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