Ferrari: New Massa deal the right decision
21 December 2012 – Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo has backed his and Team Principal Stefano Domenicali's decision to retain Felipe Massa for the 2013 season, explaining that the Brazilian and team-mate Fernando Alonso create the perfect balance at the team.
After a relatively slow start to the season, Massa improved greatly and was able to consistently challenge Alonso during the final few rounds of the year.
"Also, we did not want to change the balance and the good atmosphere. Domenicali and I told ourselves it was best to wait and I think that the facts proved us right. Towards the end, when Felipe was even faster than Fernando a couple of times, his points played a vital part in securing our place in the Constructors’ championship."
Alonso and Massa will be entering a fourth season as Ferrari team-mates in 2013.