F1 » Barrichello: Leaving Ferrari is a release

Rubens Barrichello is optimistic that Felipe Massa can remain in F1 following news that he is to be replaced at Ferrari - and tells his friend that life can be better away from Maranello.

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September 17, 2013 6:57 AM

I hope Massa goes to Lotus. We know that car can win races, and without having to move over for Mr.not-going-to-beat-vettel-anyway Massa might have a decent chance of getting a race win and at least some more podiums.


September 17, 2013 7:34 AM

You and Massa are not race winner. So you can try in any new team - Williams or Brawn. You guys have spend 6-8 years in ferrari and not even won a single championship. Wait someone has not even won a single race in last four years...

You were recruited as 2nd driver and you will always be 2nd driver because you can drive like Alsono, Vettel or Kimi.


September 17, 2013 10:51 AM

There are too many young and capable drivers out there. Hulk "springs to mind". Hope the most suited candidate gets it. Don't think Massa would get Lotus drive. Sauder maybe.

Hope I didn't do anything wrong. I don't want to try and patch things by lying like Rubens are doing too support Massa.


September 17, 2013 2:14 PM

Oh I do wish Rubens would just be quiet. He achieved next to nothing before Ferrari, nothing during Ferrari apart from being able to moan endlessly that he had to let Schumacher win, once, every other time he was simply embarrassed by his team mates performance, and he achieved next to nothing after Ferrari. His time at Ferrari was his best chance, and he didn't step up to it. He should be grateful he got to drive for them for so long, if he consistently finished 2nd, I could understand his gripes, but he didn't. Eddie was Ferrari's best and most consistent #2 in recent years. How Rubens stayed in F1 at any level for so long is beyond me. Massa is better than him, and Lotus wouldn't be a bad choice. They were at the front early on this year, if they can get the funding sorted, who knows what they might achieve. Not much better choice elsewhere unfortunately.

Mark _

September 17, 2013 4:01 PM

@Skooter - Rubens was better than Irvine when they were together at Jordan. He also had some very respectable results at Stewart. Irvine seemed to understand that he was the no. 2 driver at Ferrari while Rubens didn't. I always thought he was just towing the party line when he said that he was equal but I think that he actually believed it.

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