Massa accepts Ferrari focus on Alonso

Fernando Alonso (ESP) Ferrari and Felipe Massa (BRA) Ferrari on the rollercoaster at Ferrari World. Formula One World Championship, Rd18, Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Preparations, Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, UAE, Thursday 1 November 2012.Nov.2 (GMM) Felipe Massa has revealed that he accepts and can understand why he has not always been driving a car of the same specification as teammate Fernando Alonso at recent races.

It emerged in India last weekend that Brazilian Massa’s Ferrari was a specification behind championship contender Alonso’s, and it is believed the same will be true in Abu Dhabi as well.

“We have more [new parts] for me here and more for Alonso too,” Massa is quoted by Brazil’s Totalrace.

“Let’s see if it works, that’s the important thing, but we may not have the same car again,” he admitted.

Massa, however, insisted he is not complaining about Ferrari focusing its development efforts on Alonso’s title push.

“Throughout the year I don’t remember it happening,” he said.

“It’s a rush inside the team to try new parts and have at least one [version] ready, which you can understand,” said Massa.

“Looking at how the championship is, it’s understandable.

“But of course it’s not sensational to know that a piece is working on the other car and you don’t have it,” acknowledged Massa.

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  • alonso_is_slow

    So Ferrari’s Nr. 3. driver accepts superiority of Ferrari’s Nr.2. driver.

    Too bad.

    Ferrari needs a Nr.1. driver.

    I hope Vettel is coming.