Massa to Renault?

Felipe Massa’s manager Nicolas Todt is understood to have held talks with Renault regarding F1 2011, as the Brazilian looks to be edging ever closer to the exit door at Ferrari.

Massa has been a Ferrari driver on and off since 2003, and has competed for the Scuderia on a full-time basis since the beginning of 2006. During that time, he has defied critics by holding his own against the likes of world champions Michael Schumacher and Kimi Raikkonen. But the title-winner on the other side of the Ferrari garage could just be one too many.

Massa and Fernando Alonso haven’t had the easiest of relationships. The Spaniard claimed Massa’s ‘fixed’ Singapore victory two years ago cost him that season’s drivers’ crown – and tensions heightened after Alonso elbowed his team-mate aside onto the grass entering the pit-lane during the Chinese GP last month.

There are some who believe that Massa is being increasingly edged out of the door at Ferrari, ostensibly to make way for Renault star Robert Kubica. Indeed, while Massa insists his principal goal is to stay put, the smarter money now looks to be upon the 29 year old doing a straight swap with the Pole next year.

“I like it a lot at Ferrari,” Massa told Finnish newspaper Turun Sanomat. “I know everybody and everybody knows me. However, it is always encouraging to know that other teams with fast cars are interested in me. The main objective is to continue with Ferrari, but if that fails than we will look elsewhere.”

Another man to be linked with Massa’s Ferrari seat is Red Bull’s Mark Webber, though the plain-speaking Aussie is remaining tight-lipped, conceding only that ‘things happen and change very fast in this business and you never know what’s around the corner’.

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Erm, Alonso did not claim Massa’s ‘fixed’ Singapore victory cost him the 2008 World Championship, Massa claimed Alonso’s ‘fixed’ Singapore victory cosy him the 2008 World Championship.

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would be nice to see kimi back and cutting through alonso and winning a WDC and then leaving, and of course taking hamilton out from behind like he did it to him in canada.
miss him in f1. it is boring now. exept for lulu (what a stupid name) grabing headlines for a burnout and silly mistakes and kamikadze moves. i say emptyness is in f1 now.

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More like Massa to red bull!!!!
Felipe and vettle would be interesting pace wise
The also get on well together (unlike him and alonso)

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Montezemolo is right. The test ban has dragged down the top teams. It was a clear move to help ending the BOREDOM that F1 ended up beeing in the last 5 ou 7 years since Hakkinen left. Even so, I don’t think that all the current ban’s on refuelling, testing and some aero / technical restrictions have helped that much making the sport more exciting. All they have done, was making it more of a lame and depressing marketing showcase. Excellence was completely wiped out from the sport.
Although, I would like to see these teams next season:
Ferrari: Kubica, Alonso
Renault: Massa, Alguersuari
McLaren: Lewis, Jenson
Mercedes: Nico, Michael
RB: Webber, Vettel (they work really well together)

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No one gets on with alonso or at least anyone quicker than him doesnt get along with him.

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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!
if he goes, I will not be happy. I think Raikonen shoud come back

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I have to admit I saw all this drama coming ever since that big headed spanierd was signed in the team. Yes ferrari you need Santander`s big pockets now that Mlboro doesn`t wanna play, and yes… the spaniard does have pace…. but do remember dear sirs (Montezolomo) since you started breaking up the key people in your team (MS,Todt,Brawn, Raikkonen, Barichello) it has been a slow but non the less sinking ship. Yes JC is right you do make lovely cars we you can`t spend time on the F1 team… just remember, us the fans… most of us can`t buy your cars, but do like F1. STOP destroying OUR SCUDERIA!!!!!!!

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I would HATE to see Kubica go to ferrari..
They are just too trigger happy to changing drivers
I also understand that Kubica has a very good chemistry with the Renault team..

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Bring Back Kimi.

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f1 2010 has changed without kimi

he will not go back to f1 he enjoys wrc and with s 5th place finish he knows he can win
besides he also said f1 is boring

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Over at bbc f1 page theres a video interview with domenacali saying that he is sure their driver line-up will be same next year.

Kubica is a good driver but he is inconsistent. Similar to Raikkonen. I dont think Kubica would fit too well in Ferrari, but thats just me saying that.

Massa ‘for sure’ is a good driver, his problems this year has been getting temperatures in the tyres. He has proven that he owns certain tracks. Turkey is one of them, Brazil is another. Ferrari would be silly to let go of Massa, he is a bargain price for the quality of driver he is.

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Ferrari have an excellent driver line-up. Both super drivers. Unfortunately Alonso won’t stop claiming first driver-status, which makes it hard to really work together as a team. The team chiefs are failing to find ways to make it happen.
They should think (more than) twice before letting go of Massa.

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I’d like to see Massa and Kubica in Renault. Impossible?… Really?…

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Kubica is very talented and he should get chance to have better car to finally have opportunity to win GP.
He’s also very consistent if he’s car is without technical problems.

Kubica – Ferr.
Massa – Ren.

it would be interesting next year…

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