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Massa rates Alonso above Schumi

Thursday 07-November-2013 05:19

Felipe Massa reckons current team-mate Fernando Alonso is a stronger driver than seven-time World Champion Michael Schumacher.

Although Alonso only has two World titles to Schumacher's seven, Massa, who has partnered both during his time at Ferrari, believes it is the Spaniard who weighs in as the more complete driver.

In a Q&A on the Ferrari website the Brazilian was asked which of his many team-mates was the strongest.

He responded: "Fernando.

"Schumacher was as quick, but in terms of intelligence, Alonso is better because he manages to put everything together perfectly."

This season will be Massa's final one as Alonso's team-mate as the 11-time grand prix will be leaving Ferrari at the end of this season.

Asked about his 'best moment' with the Scuderia, the 32-year-old said that while his 2008 campaign ranked up there, winning the 2006 Brazilian GP has been the highlight of his career.

"Definitely 2008 when I came that close to the World title, with many wins and poles. But the day that will always stay with me was the one of my first win in Brazil (2006.)

"For a Brazilian to win at home is like taking the Championship. Remember Senna? When he won in Interlagos he was happier than when he won the Championship!

"I learned to race in Interlagos, I grew up there: to win there in a Ferrari wearing a green and yellow suit (not the usual red one, Editor's note) was the best moment of my life."

"Schumacher was as quick, but in terms of intelligence, Alonso is better because he manages to put everything together perfectly..."Felipe Massa

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