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Massa: "Professional Williams would retain me for 2018"

  • Published on 08 Oct 2017 06:53
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

Felipe Massa says that if Williams is a professional team, they will keep him on for another season. The Brazilian's seat at the Grove team is not yet secured for next season, after it emerged that Robert Kubica and Paul di Resta will be assessed.

Kubica has been aiming for a full-time comeback since his life-threatening accident in 2011, while di Resta impressed the team when he raced at the Hungarian Grand Prix this year, stepping in for Massa who was sick.

Massa said in Japan: "I'm concerned that the team could choose a path that could bring difficulties for the team. I think Lance [Stroll] has made a lot of progress through the year so perhaps Williams should keep the current lineup. Paddy [Lowe] knows what's best for the team. Unfortunately, this is just Formula 1. I think if Williams acts professionally, they will leave everything as it is."

Asked why he is now so keen to stay in F1 for another year, Massa explained: "In the past three years the cars did not suit my driving style. There was not much grip, the tyres did not work in a good way - it was not fun and I could not compensate with my style. Now, when I can feel that I can push to the maximum, the motivation increases. I still believe I can give a lot to the team."

 

Fergal Walsh

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  • Savio

    Posts: 145

    Hmm, Massa talks very unprofessional.

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    • Oct 8 2017 - 09:01
  • mbmwe36

    Posts: 533

    Raaaight... It's definitely time to go for Massa, and him saying something like that reeks of desperation.

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    • Oct 8 2017 - 09:08
  • Massa starting to sound desperate...

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    • Oct 8 2017 - 09:34
  • Please go home Massa. Time to go and never come back.

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    • Oct 8 2017 - 15:23
  • blade

    Posts: 341

    Agree, always a number two driver imo, a nice chap but not a winner - Williams need someone in there that has an edge, a hunger, not a steady sort that will be boring for sponsors and race fans...

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    • Oct 8 2017 - 18:01
    • Savio

      Posts: 145

      Who are you thinking about?

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      • Oct 8 2017 - 18:06
  • Savio

    Posts: 145

    "When you sometimes lose control-only money make you strong"
    Marcus Ericsson
    (former F1 driver)

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    • Oct 8 2017 - 19:06
    • Orchide

      Posts: 82

      I know it's hard for you Savio...but click on the reply button if you want to answer a comment. Easier to follow the discussion.
      It must be dissapointing for you as a Kubica fan boy, but he's not gonna get that seat. It's almost like you belive your smearing campaign on all other drivers makes a difference...

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      • Oct 8 2017 - 21:50
    • Savio

      Posts: 145

      I don't know what's going on.. I jest quoted Marcus's statement. Please don't be malignant...

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      • Oct 8 2017 - 23:51
  • Time for a change, get someone new or give Kubica another chance.

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    • Oct 9 2017 - 10:28
    • Savio

      Posts: 145

      Kubica is a good choice : )

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      • Oct 9 2017 - 16:16
  • f1ski

    Posts: 668

    Is profesional synonymous with socialist is Portuguese? yes mass must leave.

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    • Oct 9 2017 - 13:36
  • Alonzo

    Posts: 64

    While I agree Massa is not the greatest, I can't see the point in giving his seat to DiResta or Kubica, both far from being a sure improvement.... Pascal W. would make more sense but looks like Martinni doesn't want two kids (18 & 22 i think) promoting their brand... So I get what he is saying... may be they are just trying to save a couple of euro....

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    • Oct 9 2017 - 18:11
  • Savio

    Posts: 145

    It should be created a new racing series - "The Formula kids", for all kids who are currently in F1, but don't deserves for it.

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    • Oct 9 2017 - 18:49
    • Alonzo

      Posts: 64

      Haha... Jr. F1 or F0.9

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      • Oct 9 2017 - 20:23

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