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Ferrari: We knew it would be tough to take the drivers' crown in Brazil

“As for Fernando, he got the maximum result he could, in the light of how qualifying went. The way he ran his race was perfect, with some fantastic opening laps during which he managed to deal with Hamilton and Hülkenberg, and after that he managed the car and the strategy in just the right way.

“There was some tension at the re-start after the safety car period, because the two McLarens had opted to fit new tyres – we knew there was a chance of tyre degradation, which might have put us in difficulty. Fortunately, at that moment our race pace was very good and we were able to manage our advantage over them.

“Our aim was to arrive at the final race still fighting for the title and we have done that, even getting there with a driver leading the classification. It will definitely be tough, but we will do all we can to bring home this championship title.”

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November 08, 2010 6:13 PM
Last Edited 1604 days ago

No doubt FA gave everything of himself as usual, but What about Massa? Race after race (not speaking about Germany)and for one or another reason he can't get enough points to help his team mate and what can I say about helping to the constractor title. May be I'm wrong but it seems that the scuderia is questioning Massa future and seeing FA season perphaps we'll see another driver in Ferrari sooner or later.

LoveF1 - Unregistered

November 09, 2010 10:13 AM

It's good to watch for the subtle signs and facts in F1 sometimes, not just as a hater or a fanboy. Ted Kravitz reported that when Andrea Stella signalled to Chris Dyer to say Massa was slowing his man down at Hockenheim, Dyer actually held his hand up to say Wait! Dyer wanted to see Massa's pace on the new tyres, for several laps. Alonso backed right off and then caught up again, to prove his point. He did it once or twice. Dyer consulted Domenicali and several laps later, they made the call. It wasn't Alonso's decision in the end. Smedley and Massa decided to throw a tantrum about it - and the rest is history. Massa is probably still skulking and licking his wounds now...and probably on his way out...probably...

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