14th May 07, 04:42 #1
Why is Massa not a favorite race winner?
He started mostly of the races off from the pole, if only there wasn't gearbox failure in Melbourne it wasn't impossible that he made the same start, and it will not be impossible also that we shall see he make the same start in front of anybody.
Strangely, he is not favorite winner of every race. Kimi and Alonso gain more voter than him although Massa was obvious the best man in qualifying. Massa is obviously a fast driver, like the blitz or the shark
When will he gain the same popularity as Alonso or Kimi?
14th May 07, 04:54 #2
i could claim that Massa is my favorite driverSKOL VIKINGS!
14th May 07, 05:08 #3
- Join Date
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massa is my favorite now...
14th May 07, 05:42 #4
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- Osaka, Japan
Unfortunately for Massa armchair enthusiasts who think they know a lot about f1 consider him to be immature and reckless, prone to mistakes, these assumptions stick, like with the Montoya/Ralf thing, pound for pound they both made the same amount of errors and crashes, but when Montoya did it、 it was "here we go again, crazy Montoya" but when Ralf did it there had to be mitigating circumstances.
i always quite liked Massa, even in his Sauber days when he was criticized most strongly.
so good luck to him.
14th May 07, 06:42 #5
Having said that, I still hope to see Kimi's luck improving in the near future, too. I don't think we are done seeing him win this year!"You can mop the blood up later." - R.A. Lafferty
14th May 07, 07:07 #6
This is a very interesting topic...
it is almost like he snuck in at Ferrari...everyone knew he was there but would question why he was there..
very much under the radar has his improvements been...hmmmm
(sorry...a little yoda thing going on)
To me, it seems that he does not have the fan base that Kimi and Alonso have..mind you, im sure the Brazilians are going utterly nuts over his recent form.
He still seems wet behind the ears, maybe this is just the way he comes across, as we all know now that he is a serious contender for the title. If he does get the title, I'm not quite sure how that will sit in the excitement stakes for me...not sure why...
14th May 07, 07:18 #7
Massa is a very likable driver and seems to good and too soft for consistent winner and champion. I was sure after Malaysia that he is done. Yet, in Bahrain and Barcelona he was amazing and now I think that he might become a world champion, if Ferrari continue to have superior pace and fix their reliabilty problems.
14th May 07, 08:28 #8
I guess you could say he is kind of like a Mansell.
Pretty damn quick, but looking rather unsteady at times.
Which some people for various reasons seem to like, whilst it doesn't do much for others.
14th May 07, 10:56 #9
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15th May 07, 03:47 #12
I have a feeling that Massa will dominate mostly qualifying of the season, except maybe in pouring rain race.
If he can maintain what he performed in qualifying at the real race, title is widely open for him.
But, i reckon from MS era that Ferrari has a not too good start, bad acceleration at the start. On the other hand Alonso has good start since he was driving the Renault. This is a thing that Massa has to be careful of, Alonso will steal his pole position at the first corner of the starts.
Be careful Massa!
15th May 07, 09:10 #13
Massa's forte is that he had learned from Schumacher how to get the entire team behind him. He is a real team guy. You won't see him leave the track after a retirement.The only thing that doesn't lie in racing is the stopwatch. (Derek Daly)
15th May 07, 09:59 #14
15th May 07, 11:35 #15
Should I remind you that Senna had a huge following and came from the same country as Massa does?
15th May 07, 12:20 #16
Also do you think that British fans rooted more for Senna or for Mansell?
Or maybe French ones supported more Senna than they supported Prost?
A quick glimpse in the thread about the FIA favoring McLaren will show you how beneficial is to be part of the Ferrari team.
15th May 07, 13:21 #17
Ioan, in general Ferrari is the most popular team. There was a FIA survey and Ferrari won easily.
15th May 07, 13:34 #18
15th May 07, 13:38 #19When in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout
15th May 07, 13:47 #20