Massa never signed contract to be Ferrari number two driver

Felipe Massa follows Fernando Alonso into the pitlane during Barcelona qualifying

Felipe Massa follows Fernando Alonso into the pitlane during Barcelona qualifying

Felipe Massa has denied that he ever signed a contract to be Ferrari‘s clear number two driver.

Initially Michael Schumacher’s teammate at the fabled Italian team, Brazilian Massa has been alongside Fernando Alonso since 2010, with many regarding him as the obvious subordinate.

It emerged recently that, in the 80’s, Nelson Piquet’s Lotus contract clearly stated that the Brazilian was the “first driver”, and Satoru Nakajima the subordinate who signed a relevant “code of conduct”.

But Massa told Brazil’s Totalrace he does not believe that those sorts of contracts exist anymore.

“There are provisions [in the contracts] for you to serve the team, and not do anything that goes against what the team wants,” he said.

“But I think that is a clause in every driver’s contract,” added Massa, who has lost his seat at Ferrari for 2014 to former teammate Kimi Raikkonen.

“I never had any clause in any contract defining who is the first or the second driver,” he said. (GMM)

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  • Alonso_is_Slow

    Ferrari had a Nr2 and a Nr3 driver in the last years.

  • Spartacus

    @Alonso_is_Slow,
    it’s a shame that Massa was their Nr2 driver. Why would you let your Nr3 driver get all the spoils? ;-)

  • alonso_is_slow_IS_AN_IDIOT

    spartacus…. why shame? is massa scoring points? is he winning in a crappy car? yes he qualifies better but is he making up the most of it? i respect felipe for what he was ages ago but he’s never been the same. ferrari made alonso its no 1 driver because he delivers. felipe doesnt. its no rocket science, just common sense