Robert Kubica, whose F1 career was ended by serious injuries almost three years ago, does not think “fear” led to the decline of outgoing Ferrari driver Felipe Massa.
Felipe Massa was set for a podium finish in his last race with Ferrari until a drive-through penalty cost him track position at the Brazilian Grand Prix.
Massa finished the season-ending race seventh after starting ninth, but he was running fourth when he was penalized for illegally crossing a pit line near the midway point of the race at his home track of Interlagos.
Massa said teammate Fernando Alonso, who was running third and had already secured second in the drivers’ standings, was ready to let him pass for a podium finish in front of the Brazilian crowd.
Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa were the two most vocal opponents when the GPDA discussed the matter of raising the 2014 car weight limit today.
The subject of driver weight has been a topic of major debate recently, with taller drivers worried that they will be at even more of a disadvantage than in the past.
Felipe Massa is heading into his final race for Ferrari on home ground at Interlagos, and the weekend is bound to be full of emotion for the Brazilian.
Intriguingly, when reviewing his Ferrari career he cited Hockenheim 2010 – the day of the infamous ‘Fernando is faster than you’ incident – as the low point, along of course with his accident in Hungary the previous year.