F1 » Front row delight for Massa in Malaysia


Felipe Massa: It was a great qualifying in which we managed to make the most of all the opportunities that came our way.

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John - Unregistered

March 23, 2013 8:19 PM

"Funny how in Europe everyone accepts RB's dominance, with no complaints. Newey should be forced to go to Williams or Force India."

I take it you're not in Europe then, given your complaints over RB's "dominance".

Which - pending mark Webber ever finishing as WDC runnerup - looks a lot like Vettel dominance.

Angelina - Unregistered

March 23, 2013 8:24 PM

@Nathan and others
Massa looked slow and bad after Germany 2010 bcoz, he didn't try to do his best. I get an impression that many of the so called f1 fans underestimate the importance of fitness and training for F1 drivers. I mean just look at the bodies of Vettel and some of former wdc's and please tell me whose body is closer to ideal. Also if you will look @ the pics of those former wdc 's during their wdc years, they had a body of an athlete which they no longer have. Yes I am talking about the wdc currently driving for ferrari. And I believe Massa didn't do a training good enough to deliver goods in 2011 and 2012.

richard

March 23, 2013 8:45 PM

jimmy c. are you forgetting the last two races of last year? that makes "the last 4" in my maths book!

nathan. massa has NEVER been 10 secs slower than alonso. or are you referring to race time, after he has been asked to let ferdi past?

Taipan

March 23, 2013 8:58 PM

Good to see that Felipe has his mojo back, as I said many times before Felipe at his best is as good as anyone.

Richard, tough call for Ferrari, they've backed Alonso for 2 seasons for good reason and he produced, but if Massa keeps performing it would be wrong to hold him back.

marco - Unregistered

March 23, 2013 9:01 PM

Reading the massa argument,I like Felipe a lot but I'd much rather nando in my car driving for the WDC, he is cunning and ruthless exactly what you need to get to the top

jimmy c - Unregistered

March 23, 2013 9:12 PM

Rhuari, explain to me how massa was ever Ferrari no1 driver when he's never had a points lead over Alonso, a couple of qualies were he's been ahead but still finished behind means nothing's

Jay - Unregistered

March 23, 2013 9:15 PM

@Nathan

You missed my point completely. 10 seconds behind in a race does not mean ten seconds slower as a driver. There are too many factors involved, from team orders to pit stops, to luck,

In Australia Alonso gained a huge advantage stopping when he did. It worked out for him. Maybe that was team orders maybe it was changing strategy on the fly to get clean track, I don't know. But it worked.

jim crint - Unregistered

March 23, 2013 9:25 PM

richard, Enzo dumped Surtees, didn't he, even though he'd just delivered the WDC, because he was to uppity. Took them 11 years to win another drivers crown (did they win any constructors during those years?). When you think how much aura there is surrounding Ferrari, they have not been as successful as you might imagine. Until the Schumacher era!

But Enzo absolutely loved Gilles, and signed Mansell, who, in temperament, was kind of Italian anyway.

richard

March 23, 2013 10:07 PM
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jim. i may be wrong, but i was reading a comment by john recently, and as far as i can remember, he said that HE walked out because enzo wouldnt listen to him. but probably at the time, the media preferred to treat enzo as the guilty one??

ywah, gilles was like a son, stayed n enzos house hen in modena

Senna forever

March 23, 2013 10:23 PM
Last Edited 609 days ago

to Richard and Jim Grint,
Surtees had a crash in 1965 and although he was ferrari no.1. he was excluded from an endurance in 1966 when the team sighted him as not being fully recovered from the 1965 accident, Surtees was so upset at the decision he walked out and joined the Cooper-Maserati team .....

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