Ferrari: Massa is not leaving

Date published: May 14 2011

Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo insists Felipe Massa’s race-seat is secure – at least until the end of 2012…

Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo insists Felipe Massa’s race-seat is secure – at least until the end of 2012.

Ever since returning from his head injury at the start of 2010, Massa has been dogged by reports that he is on his way out.

Numerous drivers have been rumoured to be his pending replacement with Nico Rosberg the latest to join the list.

However, di Montezemolo insists Massa is not going anywhere.

“Yes. Yes. He has a contract with us for this year (and) for next year. So absolutely yes, no question about it,” he told CNN when asked whether the Brazilian’s future is secure.

As for his team-mate Fernando Alonso, the Ferrari President had only words of praise for the Spaniard.

“Alonso is very, very strong. He is one of the best drivers I have seen in my career.

“Very strong in the mind, very pushing with the team, but in a constructive way, but also very close to the team. So I want to have a long time Alonso.”