Massa’s father hints at Alonso’s Ferrari move

Aug.25 (GMM) Comments made by Felipe Massa’s father will only intensify speculation that the Brazilian will be paired with Fernando Alonso at Ferrari next year.

Authoritative media sources are claiming that Spaniard Alonso, reportedly to replace Kimi Raikkonen, has now inked a proper contract with the Italian marque to begin in 2010.

Massa’s father Luiz Antonio has told Spanish radio Onda Cero that Alonso is a “great driver” who would make a good teammate for his son, who is currently recovering from head injuries sustained at the Hungarian grand prix last month.

“Felipe has already had a great driver as a teammate in Michael Schumacher. With Kimi he has always had a good relationship. He is a tough teammate who motivated him and for sure if Fernando is with Felipe next year it will be a very good rivalry as much for all the fans as for Felipe and Fernando,” Massa Snr added.