Massa muses possible life outside of Formula One
Ferrari has dominated the Turkish Grand Prix for the last three years with Felipe Massa but this year the Italian squad face an uphill struggle as they look to take on the dominant Brawn Mercedes duo in the seventh round of
Today Massa, openly wondering about the future of his team and the sport, led the Ferrari challenge with the 11th best time in the afternoon session with team-mate Kimi Raikkonen
a tenth of a second back in 15th position.
In Monaco two weeks ago defending champions proved competitive as they chased the Brawn team across the line. However at a very different circuit, team boss Stefano Domenicali is unsure what to make of the Friday form.
"I think today it was pretty difficult to understand exactly what the picture is as the track was pretty strange," said Domenicali. "The track condition was very changeable. We saw that both the hard (tyre) and also the soft didn’t perform as we expected in getting better and better. For sure the hard improved lap by lap but with no real grip on our car. But also with the soft we didn’t improve exactly the time as we were thinking."
"Overall we need to consider the gaps today and we need to understand what the fuel load of all the cars is," he continued. "It would be wrong to take any judgement before understanding the picture.
I think that tomorrow morning with the track in a better condition we should have a better idea of what will be the race on Sunday."
Massa meanwhile has given more of his thoughts on the ongoing situation regarding the team alliance stance regarding entry into the 2010 championship.
“I hope the team will still be in Formula One next year,” Massa stated. “If it is not, then we need to understand what the situation will be if Formula One exists next year without Ferrari
and other teams. We need to wait and see what’s going to be the outcome of the meetings.”
“If it happened that Ferrari was not in F1, then maybe I get a one year holiday or drive for them in another championship. I hope everything will sort itself out, because Formula One without Ferrari and other big teams would not be a nice situation,” he concluded.