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Did economy save Massa's ride?

2012-02-21 09:49

Felipe Massa may have kept his seat at Ferrari for economic reasons. That'sthe view of Keke Rosberg, 1982 World champion and father of Mercedes F1 driver Nico.

Massa had a contract for 2012 but at the end of 2009, when Kimi Raikkonen was replaced by Fernando Alonso, Ferrari showed it was not afraid to pay handsomely to end a bad deal.

So, is Rosberg also surprised that Massa is still Alonso's team mate?

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Rosberg said: "I think that's been influenced by the fact that they burned quite a lot of money with Kimi.

"They could have again paid off the guy with the contract and taken someone else but at some point you have to be economically mindful - you can't always go for the most expensive option."

Mika Salo, a former Ferrari driver, told MTV3 last week he was "surprised" that Brazilian Massa kept his seat for 2012 after two poor seasons.

Comments
  • Cyrus - 2012-02-22 11:34

    Ferrari needs a B driver and someone who will not step on the toes of their A driver

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