Montezemolo: Massa must bring home the results we expect from him
21 May, 2012
May 21 (Apex) Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has given Felipe Massa what could be his last warning to raise his game, when sending out a message of encouragement and a show of confidence to the team’s staff on the eve of the Monaco Grand Prix weekend.
After five rounds, Fernando Alonso is (with Sebastian Vettel) joint top of the 2012 Drivers’ Championship standings having scored 61 points, with Massa having only two to his credit. At least partly as a result, Ferrari are fourth in the Constructor’s Championship – 46 points adrift of leaders Red Bull.
Montezemolo wrote in the letter to all staff members at Maranello, “The championship is very open and so far, there has not been one dominant force. A series of circumstances and the work done here to improve the car, as well as Alonso’s great ability, has led to us leading the Championship after five rounds. We must capitalize on that, with each one of us giving our very best at home and at the race track, including Massa who must bring home the results we expect from him.”
Massa has not been on a F1 podium since the Korean GP in 2010 and has not won a race since Brazil 2008, a year when he won six races and nearly bagged the title.
Montezemolo added, “The Championship is in our own hands. I know from Domenicali, with whom I am in constant contact, how hard all of you are working. Of this I am sure, also because winning the Championship depends only and exclusively on ourselves: on our ability, our creativity, our determination and our desire to show that we are the best.”
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