Official: Massa remains at Ferrari for 2013
16 October 2012 – Ferrari has confirmed that Felipe Massa will be staying alongside Fernando Alonso for the 2013 Formula 1 season. The Brazilian met with company President Luca di Montezemolo after the Korean Grand Prix in order to sign the new deal.
The much-awaited confirmation, viewed as highly unlikely by many F1 fans and journalists alike at the start of this year, came via a four-line statement on Tuesday.
The short Ferrari statement reads as follows:
‘Scuderia Ferrari announces that it has renewed its contract with the driver Felipe Massa to the end of the 2013 race season.
The Scuderia’s driver line-up for next year is therefore made up of Fernando Alonso and the aforementioned Felipe Massa.’
Massa’s imminent future has been decided by his strong results in recent races, having struggled to make an impression in 2011 and the first part of the current campaign.