Ferrari insists retain Massa for 2013 F1 season

Ferrari rejected the latest rumor about Felipe Massa, recently Caterham F1 driver Vitaly Petrov told RIA Novosti Felipe Massa has six races to keep his Ferrari seat.

Massa is 17th on the Drivers Championship standing but his team-mate Fernando Alonso top in the drivers standing and share the top position with Vettel.

Ferrari guy Massa has unsuccessful to finish higher than fifth since October 2010.

The Brazilian last win came at his home race at the 2008 Brazilian Grand Prix.

Massa recently claiming that he has the full support of all at Ferrari and it looks as if that is the case as spokesman Luca Colajanni says the 31-year-old could even stick around next season.

“Felipe has the full confidence of the team, starting with our president,” Colajanni told Brazil’s O Estado newspaper.

“We have not decided who will be our driver in 2013 but Felipe has not been discarded.”

“We have no evidence that makes up think that Felipe has slowed down because of the accident. Zero,” he said.

This was a sentiment backed up by F1 doctor Gary Hartstein who acknowledges that while “such an experience changes you, you can’t say that it is why Felipe has not won.”

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