Alonso must earn Ferrari status says Massa

Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa chat at the recent Brazilian GP

Nov.12 (GMM) Felipe Massa insists he is not worried that Fernando Alonso is set to arrive at Ferrari and assume a Michael Schumacher-style ‘number 1′ role.

He told Brazil’s Jovem Pan FM radio that while he considers fellow 28-year-old Alonso a “great driver” and “one of the best in formula one”, he is not worried about having to play second fiddle.

“Whoever comes to Ferrari is always going to be a very strong driver, because they (Ferrari) always have the best ones,” said Massa, who next March will return from a more than seven month grand prix absence due to injuries sustained in Hungary this year.

Since becoming a race driver at the famous Maranello based team in 2006, he has been teammate to the highly rated Michael Schumacher and Kimi Raikkonen.

“(In 2010) I will do as I always have done: try to win,” said Massa.

“The work within a team is always collective. Schumacher carried a great influence at Ferrari because he earned it. He arrived, worked and created a competitive team.

“To have that position you have to work hard and achieve results,” Massa added.

  • rolander

    i agree. but massa cud possibly outshine alonso just like what happenned with raikonen. maybe not. alonso is very good. it would be great to guage the two since they have the same car…