Ferrari has said it is in 'no hurry' to finalise its driver line-up for next season, despite missing out on Mark Webber.
Webber had been tipped as a possible replacement for Felipe Massa, but the Aussie put an end to such speculation by inking a new with Red Bull Racing on Tuesday, although he did admit to having discussions with the Scuderia [see separate story - HERE
With those talks having failed though, it now remains to be seen who will partner Fernando Alonso in 2013, although some are suggesting that Massa might now actually stay on...
“The silly season, that point in the year when rumours start flying about who's going where among the F1 drivers and indeed in other sports too, is currently approaching its peak,” reads the latest 'Horse Whisperer' column on the Scuderia's official website.
“In Maranello, no one is in a hurry to make any decisions and that's for sure. Yesterday, one absolute certainty of the past few months was washed away, as we now know Webber is staying put.
“Now the most vociferous and qualified rumourmongers are taking it for granted that Felipe will be confirmed, these generally being the same voices that, not only had him down as being out of the running for 2013, but would have had us believe he would not even see out the season.
“Now coming into bloom are a whole list of possible and potential replacements, with a list of names from A to Z, something Ferrari is well used to.
“In truth, one letter, the “Z,” seems yet to be uncovered, or quite possibly it's Zorro… unmasked.”