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When will Ferrari get rid of Massa?

Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by Chris Jenkins, May 17, 2012.

  1. Monaco

    1 vote(s)
    2.2%
  2. Canada - Valencia

    1 vote(s)
    2.2%
  3. Silverstone - Hockenheim

    1 vote(s)
    2.2%
  4. Hungary - End of summer shutdown

    6 vote(s)
    13.0%
  5. Later in the 2012 season

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. After the season finishes

    33 vote(s)
    71.7%
  7. He will be driving for Ferrari in 2013

    4 vote(s)
    8.7%
  1. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
    Driving til the wheels fall off

    According to a lot of people, its inevitable that Massa will be dumped by the Italian team at some point in the next year, so after which race do YOU think that Massa's time will be up?
     
  2. After the season finishes. This gives them time to evaluate a proper replacement for him.
     
  3. dito

    They said it like 100 times that Massa is not going to be thrown out of the car until he has a contract.
    Besides look at Fisico car swapping in 09 from Force India to Ferrari. He couldn't accomplish anything, so it's not that easy.
     
  4. Or Luca Badoer. He´s actually a good driver but throwing him right into the car is not a recipe for success.
     
  5. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    I've heard that Eddie Irvine is replacing Massa!
     
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  6. I heard that Ferrari has already signed a long term contract with Google and Massa will be removed to make way for one of their robo-car systems they recently developed​
     
  7. F1 is cutthroat as ever these days, but I doubt Ferrari has much to gain by tossing Massa during the season unless they decide to give a rookie some test runs (i.e. Jules Bianchi). But since Ferrari has never really been known to field young drivers, I'm sticking with end of season
     
  8. I voted for after the season, unless there was a swap there isn't enough money in F1 at the moment to just buy him out and send him packing.
     
  9. After the season ! Massa knows the Ferrari-family so well, and IF the upgrades on the car work, to give Alonso a shot @ the title this year, Massa is the perfect second driver (Ger 2010) .
     
  10. I am going to say end of season. Hard to see them making a mid-season switch considering the car isn't that competitive (we think anyway) and Massa has been with the team for some time.
     
  11. i just found this on ESPN...Massa says spring not to blame for poor race results
    http://en.espnf1.com/ferrari/motorsport/story/79035.html
     
  12. Makes sense as he was slow even before the spring. And he beat Alonso once or twice in qualifying during 2010.
     
  13. lol
     
  14. Christopher Vrettos

    Christopher Vrettos
    Premium Member

    Personally, I think a mid-season replacement will only hurt Ferrari. Look at when Fisichella replaced him when he was injured... He was qualifying at the back of the grid!

    Also, I don't think Massa's the problem. I think it's the car, and the fact that Fernando Alonso is an amazing driver (In all honesty he should not be leading the championship with that car).

    Basically, it's not that Massa's slow, it's that Alonso's too fast! :D
     
  15. And Badoer before Fisi :roflmao:
     
  16. I think Ferrari will have him to the end of the season. May move to Caterham after that?
     
  17. Ross Balfour

    Ross Balfour
    #99 | Roaring Pipes Maniacs

    This ^^

    Massa is out of form, and Alonso is on form. That Ferrari sholdn't be anywhere near the front of the grid, but Alonso is somehow getting it there.
     
  18. No man is that good.

    That would be the same as saying Button had no problems in Spain, he simply lost his speed and Hamilton made all the difference.

    Both cars were obviously very good but only two drivers actually got the setup right.
    Button was for example only 1-2 tenths away from Hamilton in AUS-MAL.

    It should also be noted that Massa had traffic in Qualifying and he get a drive-through in the race so it essentially ruined his race there.

    The last few years of cars with new regulations haven´t been in favor of Massa´s driving style.
    He did much better with the wider front tires etc.
     
  19. Massa represents what the car is capable of.
    Alonso just sprinkles his magic powder on that car.
    But yes its been long enough for Massa to be in Ferrari, but really, who can replace him, someone less talented than Alonso of course, always, thats the way to be in a team, have a shield and some1 that can block som1 else while gettin tru a blue car....i would prefer it that way...so lets keep Massa.
     
  20. Massa has roots with Ferrari maybe massa bows out for the team if there is a driver willing to step up and drive a strugging team car. I do not see it happening..... maybe since Stoner is is quiting Moto GP he can step up to F1.....just thinking.....