Fernando Alonso says he feels that Ferrari will miss Felipe Massa when he moves to Williams for the 2014 F1 season.

Massa makes the move to Grove after Ferrari elected to re-sign Kimi Raikkonen for next year; the Finn being brought in from Lotus to partner the man who replaced him back in 2010.

Earlier in the year before the news of Raikkonen's return emerged, Alonso had pushed for Ferrari to re-sign Massa for another season and the Spaniard said he felt the team would miss the 32-year-old now he has moved to pastures new.

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"Felipe was a hard worker," he told Totalrace. "He works day and night for the team to improve the car's performance.

"I don't know Kimi, but the rumours say that he speaks very little and is a bit more isolated. So I think that Ferrari could miss Massa."

Although unsure over what to expect from his new partner, Alonso predicted that there would be no repeat of the issues that affected rivals Red Bull during the course of 2013.

"What we have to do now is focus on making a good car in the winter," he said. "If it's good, like the Red Bull, it doesn't matter if there's 'Multi-21', 'Multi-35' or anything like that, because the atmosphere in the team will be great."