21st May 12, 16:41 #421
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21st May 12, 19:25 #428"No pen , no pen ." -what Sato said to me .
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21st May 12, 21:18 #430
"Staying" doesn't necessarily mean "driving" , does it ? .
The "must" was regarding Massa'a performance , not Luca's .
Besides , Luca already has the best job in Italy .
He'll go nowhere ; nowhere but the secret red telephone booth hotline to Jarno's winery ."No pen , no pen ." -what Sato said to me .
22nd May 12, 10:13 #431
Facing facts, bar having a grumble in the press, there is little that can be done this year.
Last edited by SGWilko; 22nd May 12 at 10:15. Reason: there, their and they're - edited to chose the correct one!Opinions are like ar5eholes, everyone has one.
22nd May 12, 12:55 #432
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And , this is while the same car in the hands of his team-mate , is equal first in the standings .
Maybe Massa still has it , and it's just that the car doesn't suit him . It wouldn't be the first time someone had a hard time driving Alonso's car .
Whatever the reason , he's become someone they cannot count on to be anywhere near the front , and that's a problem .
And , there are a few guys out there who would relish the chance to show they are no Fish ."No pen , no pen ." -what Sato said to me .
23rd May 12, 03:24 #434
Ferrari can give a new driver time to learn because Massa has set such a low benchmark so far.Forza Ferrari!!
23rd May 12, 11:30 #435
23rd May 12, 13:03 #436
Ferrari really don't have much to lose by replacing the Brazilian.Forza Ferrari!!
23rd May 12, 16:47 #437
I think personally Felipe Massa has one, maybe two, races left to prove himself. He is on a “final warning” now I believe, and any more poor races like the four of the first five, and I think Ferrari will sideline him.
There are three drivers available who I believe will do a better job than Massa, and will be happy to drive for Ferrari for a fraction of the what a fully signed up driver will pay for. These drivers are:
All with recent experience and with good speed in inferior cars. A contract for them until the end of 2012 would be beneficial for everybody.
I believe Massa has zero confidence now, and will effectively be forced into retirement once Ferrari release him, his reputation has been battered by Alonso’s superiority.
My personal prediction?
Massa to crash in Monaco, finish out of the points in Canada and be replaced thereafter by…..
JARNO TRULLI !!!Niente è vero, tutto è permesso
23rd May 12, 19:05 #438
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Trulli? The guy who was fired in favour of Petrov? No way, he is just too old and his performances against Kovalainen were not too good. So no way Ferrari will hire him, espescially seeing what happened with Fisi.
Alguersuari? What has he ever done in F1? Nothing. Replacing a race winner with a guy who has done nothing would make Ferrari look stupid.
I agree that Massa is really not up to it at the moment. Sadly, his career was destroyed by the accident at Hungary and being a nr.2 driver ti Alonso means that he, as a driver who more than most needs mental support from his team to perform, is nowhere near the driver he was a couple of seasons ago. He will not get a contract from Ferrari for 2013 and the indications are that probably his career will be over with after this year. But replacing him is just nonsense, Ferrari doesn't have anyone to replace him with. That isn't to say Ferrari won't take a gamble on someone like Perez, but the guys you mentioned in my view are not deserving of the seat and Ferrari will not consider them.
23rd May 12, 22:59 #439
Gazza. Ferrari have opted for a Donkey before: remember....
However, I think you may be right and it unlikely that either of those three will replace him (not if, but when).
As for all this namby, pamby crap about the accident. Clutching at straws. He has always been fragile even if he's a nice bloke. Rob cannot polish a turd and the only thing Massa can do now is to destroy other peoples races as he's encouraged to do.
23rd May 12, 23:38 #440
Maybe the thread should be renamed "who should replace massa"
Cant see any of the three mentioned above being any good, Sutil for stupid behaviour off the track, Trulli because his performance was lacking against Heikki (But I must admit I think heikki is by far and away the best of the back runners) and Jaime diddnt really set the world on fire. My opinion? I think they could do a lot worse than Rubens! Or maybe Perez?Ha'wey Hamilton, bring the WDC crown home and the beers are on me