Remaining with Ferrari until the end of 2010
In a short statement this morning, the Ferrari squad announced that Felipe Massa will remain with the team until the end of the 2010 season. His existing deal was set to expire at the end of the 2008 season.
The news puts
an end to rumours that the Brazilian could move to Toyota next season as a replacement for Ralf Schumacher
Massa is heading to the season finale and his home event in Brazil this weekend fourth in the championship and aiming to repeat his 2006 Interlagos success. Kimi Raikkonen
is under contract until the end of the 2009 season, as announced last year at Monza.
The following is a statement from Ferrari.
"Ferrari announces that it has extended its agreement with the driver Felipe Massa through to the end of the 2010 racing season.
"Massa has been contracted to the Scuderia since 2001. To date, he has taken part in 34 Grand Prix for the team. He has won five times, had sixteen podium places and finished 25 times in the points. He has secured eight pole positions and the same number of race fastest laps, with a total of 166 points scored."