Di Montezemolo: Massa under performed in 2010
The president of Ferrari, Luca di Montezemolo has spoken out about Felipe Massa’s performance in the second half of the 2010 season. espnf1.com report that Montezemolo had been speaking to the Italian press, and had joked that the Brazilian driver didn’t show up for the second half of the season, and instead chose to end his brother to race instead. When asked to give a report for each Ferrari driver, Montezemolo said: "Nine and a half to Alonso. He did not win, but [the score is] from the point of view of results, character and relationship with the team.” Whereas, he gave a "Less than a seven for Felipe Massa.” “For some reason we have a problem with the brothers of our drivers arriving during the season. It happened with [Michael] Schumacher, [Kimi] Raikkonen and now Massa. I think Felipe got a bit tired mid-season and went home, sending his brother to drive. He gets a seven minus but he has promised to come back next year." The Ferrari president went further, giving the team an overall eight. Adding “You do not get full marks when you don't win, but it was an exceptional year for commitment and determination." He also summed up Ferrari’s 2010 season, saying "We were disappointed, there's no point denying it. But, realistically, it was more bitter in 2008, when Felipe crossed the finish line as world champion. From 1997 onwards, except 2005 and 2009, we have either won or lost at the last race. The opponents - Williams, McLaren, Renault, Red Bull - always change, only Ferrari is there." Ferrari will reveal their car for the 2011 season at a launch in the last week of January, just ahead of the first pre-season test.