Italy

Last Race: 07th Sep Italy

Italy GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Nico Rosberg
3 Felipe Massa

Luca insists Massa will play team role

Wednesday 18th September 2013

Share:

Luca insists Massa will play team role

Luca insists Massa will play team role

Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has dismissed suggestions that Felipe Massa won't play a supporting role for Fernando Alonso for the rest of the season.

Massa is looking for a new drive for the 2014 season after the Italian stable opted to replace him with Kimi Raikkonnen, and the Brazilian has been quoted as saying that he will be "driving for himself" for the rest of the season.

"I will not race for Alonso from now on," he told Brazil's Globo. "From Friday in Singapore I'll be working for myself. I will attack all the time, every lap. The time has come to look after myself."

However, Ferrari chief di Montezemolo has made it clear that Massa will be expected to give his team-mate "a hand" in the final seven races of the season.

"They say he won't help Fernando? Please!" he told Gazzetta dello Sport.

"He will definitely do so, giving us a hand for the Constructors' and Alonso for the Drivers'."

Di Montezemolo has also described Massa as an ""exceptional guy and a wonderful person" but added his inconsistency cost him his seat, saying: "In 2012, we felt the lack of his points in the Constructors' [Championship]."

F1's Night Shift Gets Underway

Editor's Picks

Getting To Know Mr Marchionne

Getting To Know Mr Marchionne

Ferrari fans needn't be worried about new boss Sergio Marchionne - he comes with a pedigree of turning round businesses...

Highlights Of Luca's Tenure

Highlights Of Luca's Tenure

Luca di Montezemolo is Ferrari through and through, from spending time as Enzo Ferrari's assistant to assuming control in 1991...

Tin Foil Hats At The Ready

Tin Foil Hats At The Ready

Twice this season Lewis Hamilton has accused Nico Rosberg of deliberately making a mistake. Was Monza number three?

Winners and Losers: Italian GP

Winners and Losers: Italian GP

Andrew Davies tuned into the latest episode of the 'Lewis vs Nico' drama, and he wasn't disappointed...

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

The season may be underway but you can still enter the PlanetF1 Fantasy League and win prizes on a race-by-race basis...