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Massa denies ever being No. 2 at Ferrari

By Jay
October 3 2013

Felipe Massa has come out to clear the doubts that he has ever been a No.2 driver at Ferrari

There have been always the doubts among fans and media that Massa was always treated as No. 2 at Ferrari, starting from the days of Schumacher, then Raikkonnen and later Fernando Alonso.

However, Massa has stated that he was never number 2, and there were no written contract saying he agreed to be No.2 to any of his teammates.

In the wake of Nelson Piquet's Lotus contract, in the 80s, being revealed recently, that stated he being clearly the "first driver" to his teammate Satoru Nakajima, the subordinate who signed a relevant "Code of Conduct", Felipe says, such contracts doesn't exist anymore.

"There are provisions (in the contracts) for you to serve the team, and not do anything that goes against what the team wants," he said.

"But I think that is a clause in every driver's contract," added Massa.

"I never had any clause in any contract defining who is the first or the second driver," he said.

Massa has been replaced by Ferrari in favour of the Iceman Kimi Raikkonnen for next season.

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07/10/2013 06:05
Massa is right, there was no written contract, only "mental understanding", lol. India

10/10/2013 15:03
I am not sure, isnīt it right there:

"There are provisions (in the contracts) for you to serve the team, and not do anything that goes against what the team wants,"

Dom: "Team wants you to be number 2. OK."
Massa: "...ok." serve the serve the

Dom: " you are faster than Felipe. ok."
Alonso: "yes i am"

to serve the serve the team... to...

11/10/2013 06:20
LOL. Right.

By the way, in your sig, why are those two silly mercs behind standing with their doors opened? winking smiley India

11/10/2013 08:33
Well i am Mercedes admin. But like most probably knows i am also Kimi fan.

Hammi has been impressive. And i have always liked Nico, and his talent.

I try to keep a little bit on cool side this time with this board. But ofcourse this is interesting to me also. Rather how Dom handles Kimi this time.

I know what Kimi can do. So i dont have to worry about that. Its down to team politics this time. Normally Ferrari can produce great F1 cars.

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