F1 » Ferrari 'ready to make driver decision'

The Ferrari team is about to decide its 2014 driver line-up, according to report in the media on Sunday morning at Monza.

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September 09, 2013 12:38 AM

Ferrari biggest mistake would be to sign kimi now they will have two guys that they can,t control with alonza behaving like a little child when he ain,t winning and kimi don,t like taking orders next year they will be laughting stock in the padock


September 09, 2013 1:48 AM

I don,t know how you,ll does class drivers when kimi came to f1 he was susposed to be the fastest driver out there and he was flog every year till he won a lucky championship ferrari need young blood to control and make into a good drive farrari always looking to have the top drivers that ain,t delivering i would leave kimi where he is and alot of you all will get the surprise of wanna life from kimi


September 09, 2013 1:49 AM
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"These latest comments are making me think he needs a nice kick up.the ass..!!! "

Alonso will never think he is bigger than the team. Hamilton always does think like that however and we all know this. If a driver doesnt like team instructions or team order then he's thinking he is bigger than the team. But some drivers like Alonso are team players hence he does not mind team instructions.


September 09, 2013 1:58 AM

I hope Massa and Kimi switch places. It would make him well to be at a team where he can be himself. If you notice his performance droped right after that incident with Alonso when they both were coming into the pits 3 years ago I guess. It was right at the beginning of the season. After that his world collapsed. It was then when he realised he was N2. His perfomances have been pretty poor after that and took him half last season and a lot if therapy to understand his position.

Alonso and the bank own the team and that is that. What motivation is there for him to fight for. I believe he has support frm Domenicalli and others within the team (and the pay is good) so he stayed there. But for how long?

He is bidding his time waiting for a good seat to come up. Lotus is a good choice right now. Let Kimi deal with Alonso. At this momment Kimi will have support at Ferrari as its relationship with Alonso is turning sawer.he would be Ferraris man and that way a leverage agains FA/bank.



September 09, 2013 3:35 AM

My money is on Hulkenberg getting Massa's seat.
On TV today he seemed to suggest he had news but couldn't say anything.
And didn't Massa say that if he didn't get the drive he would retire from F1?
Kimi and Fernando in one team sounds good on paper but I can imagine would be a nightmare to manage.


September 09, 2013 4:32 AM
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Fernando and Kimi would be a nightmare to manage, I agree. But what if Ferrari is not happy with him? He is combative and to a lot of people the most complete package there is. Although to Ferrari, they can do well with other drivers given the car is right, in which case Fernando is a problem due to his well-known behavior when things are not going his way. Ferrari ditched Prost for the same behavior: bad mouthing the team publicly. Imagine Fernando's contract gives him some power over the team and also allow him the choice of when to leave the team. That would put Ferrari in a awkward situation and the Kimi factor would be a incentive big enough to make Alonso quit to go somewherelse which would free Ferrari of paying him out. Somewhat what happened at MacLaren with Lewis.

I havent seen Nicos interview but I think a deal with Lotus would make him happy already, even if his team mate is Massa. That would be a good deal considerin Sauber issues amd performance this year.


September 09, 2013 4:42 AM

Fernando is burnt at Ferrari if he pursued RBR. Either he endures Kimi or he is out to Lotus.

A Kimi/Massa partnership would make Ferrari and Felipe happy, since Felipe has taken not one but three (years) for the team with Alonso as his teammate. Does anyone has any doubt Fernando/Bank didn't inforce that with Ferrari in first place. Plus Kimi/Massa worked a lot better than Alonso/Massa and at least from outside it looked a better combination. More fair to Massa as well.

In the case Fernando stays, Massa can go to Sauber, but my bet and wish is that he goes to Lotus.


September 09, 2013 9:33 AM

@rob01 Nothing is wrong with his pace. Everything is wrong with his seat! As much as he would hate to leave SF, No. 1 seat at Lotus could give him more points than currently 'allowed' while walking with head held high.
Its not as much about Massa vs Other Drivers. Real fight is in Massa's head :)


September 09, 2013 10:13 AM

Rumours are really flying. A German site reports Kimi signing a deal with Ferrari last Wednesday, and that Hulk is favored for the Lotus seat... who knows. But i did find Alonso's comments post-race interesting. He prefers Massa as he does much for the team including work in the simulator, and we know Kimi does not. Alonso will not like the return of the Iceman if it happens but I think he has lost much of his political force within the team lately.

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