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Massa rules out smaller teams as Ferrari allow 2013 option to expire

Ferrari has allowed an option to expire on Felipe Massa's services for the 2013 season to expire. Despite a recent improvement following his early season woes, the Maranello outfit did not enforce a clause that would have automatically retained the Brazilian. Massa himself has ruled out moving back the grid if he cannot remain at Ferrari, dismissively commenting, "...small teams? I'm not interested."

27 Jul - Source
fernando   Fernando Alonso
Aww, so my former teammate is past his expiry date. You should get a tattoo Massa, "Best before: November 3rd 2008".
massa   Felipe Massa
The Brazilian GP in 2008 was very emotional for me Fernando, and I was half a lap away from becoming the first Ferrari World Champion from Brazil.
fernando   Fernando Alonso
Hmmm, it seems now that Riccardo Rosset probably stands a better chance than you do of being the first Brazilian to win an F1 title in a Ferrari.
massa   Felipe Massa
Very funny Fernando. Anyway I can't see myself at a small team, even if many of them would be interested in an 11 time GP winner.
fernando   Fernando Alonso
Given most of the small teams weren't even founded the last time you won a race, they'll probably only find a use for your expertise on winning machinery if they enter the Historic GP series.
Domenicali   Stefano Domenicali
Fernando please, we must keep balance in our beautiful Ferrari family. We must try to help Felipe to stay where he is loved and recover his speed to take points from your opponents.
Montezuma   Luca di Montezemolo
Let the world stand still to await the message of wisdom from my annointed breath. Only one shall decide who is to partner the golden child Alonso, those who we wish to expire will feel their lifeblood drain from their beings to colour the crimson Kingdom of Maranello.
fernando   Fernando Alonso
Gracious Emperor, your words always inspire your humble servants, I will do all in my power to bring glory to Ferrari, and win my third title to equal my idol Ayrton Senna.
hammy   Lewis Hamilton
What the frick Nando? Ayrton can't be your idol cause he's my idol. I mean, hello! Yellow helmet plus McLaren. I'm Ayrton so you have to be my Prost.
fernando   Fernando Alonso
Correction there Spice Boy, I'm mentally stable, and you've got an identity crisis Madonna would be ashamed of.
mschumi   Michael Schumacher
Be careful whatever you decide to do Felipe, I'd hate to see my favourite Ferrari teammate go the way of my least favourite Ferrari teammate and become a rookie in Indycar.
rubens   Rubens Barrichello
That is so unfair Michael, I was designated as a rookie to give me more time to acclimatize to the very different driving characteristics of Indycars and help me get up to speed quicker.
mschumi   Michael Schumacher
Hmm, given you never quite got up to speed in 19 years of F1 I'd advise your Indycar employers not to hold their breath. Hopefully they'll keep faith in you given your tremendous record of an average 11th place finish this season.
rubens   Rubens Barrichello
Well Michael, given the next GP is in Hungary I am assuming that it will bring up memories of your outrageous move on me on the pit straight in 2010. God knows what could have happened if we ran out of space.
mschumi   Michael Schumacher
God knows I've often wondered. Actually Rubens, if that manoeuvre of mine had worked you would indeed have left a lasting impression... if not on F1 then at least on the pitwall.
fernando   Fernando Alonso
Interestingly the last time I heard a Ferrari driver say he wasn't interested in driving for a small team he ended up disgracing himself in the world rally championship for two years. Shame about that Raikkonen.
fernando   Fernando Alonso
You done? Christ, I didn't ask you to get into the minutiae of your rally debacles. Anyway, all's well that ends well, you're back regaling us with anecdotes at press conferences and it's only a matter of time before you win again.
mschumi   Michael Schumacher
Funny story Kimi, I heard you went arse over elbow on to a car bonnet while trying to vault a fence on the way out of Hockenheim last weekend. It must have reminded you of the sensation when you shunted all those Citroen WRCs on to their roofs.
IceMan   Kimi Raikonnen
I was having a shit.


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