If Massa goes, who is Ferrari's stand-in?

If Massa goes, who is Ferrari's stand-in?

A litany of drivers have been linked to Felipe Massa's Ferrari seat. If the Scuderia is looking for a Massa replacement for 2012 only, Edd Straw thinks he has the obvious candidate

The role of stand-in is a very specific one and demands a precise set of skills. The understudy to a great actor must be capable of playing the part, but also deal with the fact that, come the next day's performance, he'll be back to his unheralded position off-stage.

If you're producing a play, your choice of understudy must be made with that in mind. You're not looking for a leading player, but a capable stop-gap. Try to cast a great as an understudy and you're asking for trouble.

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