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Massa not surprised by Domenicali exit

Thursday 17th April 2014

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Massa not surprised by Domenicali exit

Massa not surprised by Domenicali exit

Felipe Massa says Stefano Domenicali's decision to step down as Ferrari team boss was "not big news" to him.

On Monday, Domenicali announced that he had resigned his position as Ferrari's team boss after years of the F1 team under performing.

The Scuderia later confirmed that CEO of the North American division Marco Mattiacci would succeed the Italian even though he has no F1 experience to speak of.

"Ferrari has made big changes in the last months," Massa told ESPNF1.

"There was myself and some on the technical side [who left] as well so it's not big news that Stefano is also changing his position.

"I have a great relationship with Stefano and I hope he has a great future, even if it is not in Formula One. He's a big professional and he can be very important for many companies.

"I hope the best for him, for Ferrari, and Marco Mattiacci as well who I know from my time at Ferrari when he was on road cars."

But while Domenicali may be gone from the paddock for now, Massa was at least recently reunited with his former race engineer Rob Smedley.

He has joined Williams as their head of vehicle performance and was back on the pitwall at the Bahrain GP.

"I'm sure he gave his comments but he was looking more than working in Bahrain. At this race he will be a lot more inside and trying to pass all his experience and ideas on.

"He has so many qualities and ideas [to bring], the same I have tried to bring. Rob arriving is another push in that direction, there's so many little changes.

"We have great professional people in so many areas and I think that's important."

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