Does Massa deserve another crack in a Ferrari?
"Ferrari is my racing family," Felipe Massa said on signing a contract extension that keeps him at Maranello for an eighth season. But Tony Dodgins doesn't quite understand why
By the time we left Korea it was 99 per cent certain that Felipe Massa would be retained by Ferrari for an eighth consecutive season. However, that hasn't stopped me repeatedly thinking what an uninspiring decision it is.
I should say straight off that if the tenure of the second Ferrari was about being a grounded, decent bloke, then Massa should be in it for life. The dignity with which he dealt with coming so close to, but ultimately losing, the 2008 Formula 1 World Championship on the final lap of the final round in his native Brazil was a lesson to one and all. But my next-door neighbour is a nice bloke, too, and it doesn't entitle him to a Ferrari.
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