Montezemolo: Massa has our total confidence
10 July 2013 – Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has said he has 'total confidence' in Felipe Massa despite the Brazilian’s recent woes.
Massa started the season pretty strongly and took third place in the Spanish Grand Prix back in May. However since then he has only scored twelve points and embarrassingly he spun out on the fourth lap in Germany last weekend, stalling his F138 and thus retiring on the spot.
It was his second retirement in four races and with just 57 points on the board - less than half of that of team-mate, Fernando Alonso, who is on 123 points and who is second in the Drivers’ Championship - alarm bells must be going off in Maranello.
“Felipe is fully aware he can count on our total confidence in him,” Montezemolo insisted on Ferrari’s official website. “I hope he will soon secure the results that will show his talent to the full, such as the great starts he pulled off at the last two Grand’s Prix.”
Massa’s contract expires at the end of 2013, but Montezemolo is adamant there is no rush to make a decision.
“The future?” Montezemolo added, “We will talk about that further down the line as there’s no hurry...”