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Felipe Massa insists 'no reason' to leave Ferrari

  • Published on 17 Jul 2012 12:15
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  • By: Rob Veenstra
Felipe Massa insists there will be "no reason" to leave Ferrari if he keeps up his improved form in 2012. Last week, the Maranello team denied it is in a "hurry" to decide the identity of Fernando Alonso's teammate for 2013.

The team's website columnist The Horse Whisperer also slammed the "rumourmongers" who have speculated about the likely candidates. "Now coming into bloom are a whole list of possible and potential replacements, with a list of names from A to Z, something Ferrari is well used to," he wrote. "In truth, one letter, the 'Z', seems yet to be uncovered, or quite possibly it's Zorro ... unmasked," the anonymous columnist added.

Brazilian Massa, 31, hopes it's him. "I think if I continue working with this pace and improving the car, there is no reason not to stay here," he is quoted by the Brazilian Agencia Estado. At Silverstone recently, Massa put in his best performance of 2012 so far, qualifying fifth and then finishing just one place behind the podium.

"This is the direction we need to keep," he said. "I feel much more comfortable. I'm driving the way I like. I think there is still more to come in the future. I need to improve with each race and make it a different championship for me from now until the end of the season." (GMM)

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