Alonso did not use Ferrari simulator in 2013 claims Massa

13 February, 2014

Felipe Massa with Fernando Alonso

Felipe Massa with Fernando Alonso

Felipe Massa claims that he was the only Ferrari driver in 2013 to work in the new driver simulator at Maranello. The popular Brazilian has clearly moved on from being Ferari’s perennial number two, and is relishing the welcome he has received from his new team.

Dropped by Ferrari after an eight-year career wearing red, the Brazilian has moved to Williams over the winter and claims he is completely happy.

“I’m very happy,” said the 32-year-old, “especially the way I was received by Williams.

“Since the first day I arrived at the factory, everyone helped me a lot, embracing me 100 per cent and believing in my potential.

“In Williams I am being heard,” Massa continued, “but that doesn’t mean Ferrari didn’t hear me. They listened to me very well.

“Last year I worked on the development of the car, and in the simulator I was practically the only driver, because Alonso wasn’t there.”

Massa, however, said that Ferrari’s biggest problem last year was the wind tunnel.

“Many times we saw that it didn’t work as it should have,” he explained. “At most grands prix we had new parts, but they didn’t work on the car.

“We began with a competitive car and ended with an uncompetitive one, which was the opposite of Red Bull.” (GMM)

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  • Tamburello1994

    Massa doing his best Mark Webber impression with the rear gunner action.

    Killing them softly. LMFAO!

  • Boycottthebull

    Given Kimi is renown for barely speaking let alone contributing to mid week car development, with this revelation about Alonso it begs the question who is going to develop the car? Explains the extra test drivers being employed by Ferrari.

  • Forza Ferrari

    Sour grapes from Massa. Soon he will release a 1000 page book called “My suffering and pain during Ferrari years” just like a certain Rubens Barrichello did…pffff pathetic! I have a lot of respect for Massa but if he continues to go down the road of being a bitter backstabber then I won’t respect him anymore. Those drivers who start throwing mud after they have left the team are just pathetic.

  • k400

    This is exactly why I like Kimi Raikkonen.

  • fools

    Be nice if Massa revealed where Alonso was. Perhaps training?

  • McLarenfan

    He has just realized there is life beyond the red compound with green gates, his mind has been programmed to the Ferrari way.

  • Janjua

    I do not understand, Previously there was news that Alonso uses the Ferrari simulator regularly and that he has a simulator at his home.

  • Forza Ferrari

    Oh is that so? I suppose Lewis’ mind was programmed to the Mclaren way and then he realized that there is life beyond Mclaren and started giving out top secret telemetry data to try and sabotage Mlaren, when he already had signed up with Mercedes? Don’t throw rocks in your glass house!

  • Stoner

    Self proclaimed fake samurai propaganda

  • McLarenfan

    I am not Lewis had been Ron’s Protege he was raised on McLaren data.
    Lewis then had a meltdown, sacked his pop changed his a diet to Nicole Scherzinger and as many rap buddies as he could find to hang with got upset that Jenson had a life away from work did a self destruct spat his dummy at Ron then joined Mercedes. Then fell in love with his dog’s now wants his Pussycat back!!!

  • nowhereman

    Yeah, that about sums it up….
    The kid is still damn fast though.
    Just needs to grow up a little.

  • nowhereman

    Hey, if Alonso is that fast without simulator practice… watch out now.
    He is using the thing currently.
    They guy is going to B slap most of the others this year if the new rig is top rate.
    Can’t wait to see…lol

  • McLarenfan

    If he keeps his mind in gear he will win another championship or even more but if he keeps trying to live the superstar life out side the F1 circle keeping it with the bad boyz forget it he will self destruct again his emotions are enough to put him in the crashtor zone.

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