Ferrari on verge of confirming Massa for 2013 season
25 September, 2012
Sep.25 (GMM) Ferrari is set to announce that Felipe Massa is staying with the famous Italian team in 2013, despite intense speculation surrounding the future of the Brazilian, who since 2010 has struggled to shine alongside his highly rated teammate, Fernando Alonso.
But, writing for the Swiss newspaper Blick, veteran correspondent Roger Benoit said that the 31-year-old is staying put in the wake of his recent surge in form.
“It  will be his eighth season in red,” wrote Benoit.
In Singapore last weekend, Alonso publicly backed Massa, deriding the “little names” that had been linked with his place for next season.
“With all the names you hear, if you compare what Felipe has done and what these little names have done…” he said.
“In my opinion we need to have a driver that respects Ferrari, that respects the tradition that here we work for the team, for the red cars,” added Alonso.
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