Massa gets new car for Canada

2013-06-05 07:42

LONDON, England - Ferrari's Felipe Massa will have a new chassis for the 2013 Canadian Formula 1 Grand Prix after crashing heavily twice at the last race in Monaco, the Italian team said on Tuesday June 4, 2013.

Massa smashed into the barriers at the Sainte Devote corner in final practice and then during the race, with the first accident attributed to driver error and the second to a failed suspension. Ferrari said on its website that Massa's car for Montreal had been built around a completely new chassis.


Team principal Stefano Domenicali said the team has also focused on reliability issues which needed to be resolved. "What is sure is that the team is completely motivated and it is determined to regard what happened in Monaco as an isolated incident. The car has proved to be strong with very good characteristics in the majority of cases, even if at times other teams have proved to be faster.

"I think the Montreal circuit should allow the team to exploit those strong points such as braking, which is a key factor at this track. On the other hand, the team and I must ensure we keep working on the areas where the car is not yet where it should be."

Spain's Fernando Alonso is third overall in the championship for Ferrari, 29 points behind Red Bull's triple champion Sebastian Vettel after six races. Massa is seventh and 62 points behind Vettel.

Ferrari, second in the Constructors' championship, has not won in Canada since Michael Schumacher's triumph in 2004.

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