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Re: Felipe Massa

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operaman wrote:Pretty accurate assessment S. Massa's problem has always seemed (to me anyway) to be one of adaptability. He was blindingly fast on certain tracks (Brazil, Bahrain, Turkey) under conditions where he could get the tires up to temperature, but outside of his comfort zone performance dropped off pretty rapidly.


Please excuse my naivete where F1 drivers are concerned; but, from some of the comments
I've read about other drivers, this would seem to be pretty much the standard in F1, eh?
I mean, it seems rare to find a "great" driver who is consistent enough to be "great" on every track?
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Great drivers are upset when they get a fifth place finish.
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sagi58 wrote:
operaman wrote:Pretty accurate assessment S. Massa's problem has always seemed (to me anyway) to be one of adaptability. He was blindingly fast on certain tracks (Brazil, Bahrain, Turkey) under conditions where he could get the tires up to temperature, but outside of his comfort zone performance dropped off pretty rapidly.


Please excuse my naivete where F1 drivers is concerned; but, from some of the comments
I've read about other drivers, this would seem to be pretty much the standard in F1, eh?
I mean, it seems rare to find a "great" driver who is consistent enough to be "great" on every track?


Of course, but not to the extent of Felipe. The performance difference track to track is far less apparent in top drivers like Alonso, Hamilton or Vettel, as is the difference wet to dry, or hot to cool. They may not like, or be great, on every track, but their performance remains strong.
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What's Burning? wrote:Great drivers are upset when they get a fifth place finish.

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I had a thought, what if Massa wins a championship with Williams?
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That would be amazing. For Williams. And for Massa.

To be honest though, I think he'd have to fight Bo77as for it.
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I think this fresh start for Massa may be just what he needs. I think he'll come out on top in this pairing. I'm still convinced that he's psychologically vulnerable and that's where most of his performance went .....against a favoured Alonso, rather than from the accident. I think after this testing his confidence will be back and so might the old Massa.

Note: I said 'might' and 'I think' Just speculating here. He has Smedly too. That's another confidence boost for him.
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Massa for WDC, how much would that annoy Alonso
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If it can't be Lewis or Nico that would be sweet.
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Jabberwocky wrote:Massa for WDC, how much would that annoy Alonso


I want to see at least a few wins for him, he really deserves it after how Ferrari treated him as such a number 2 (I'm not a fan of number 1/2 drivers, can you tell? ).

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I bet you williams will be better than lotus. Along with Force india.
I'm a Lewis Hamilton h8r and it burns my @ss that he's now a two time WDC.


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1Lemon wrote:
Jabberwocky wrote:Massa for WDC, how much would that annoy Alonso


I want to see at least a few wins for him, he really deserves it after how Ferrari treated him as such a number 2 (I'm not a fan of number 1/2 drivers, can you tell? )...


Again... Massa signed on the dotted line, over and over and over, knowing full well what the score was!!
He made his decision, he didn't have a problem with it, why does every one else need to ""pity"" him??

As for Alonso, if the F14-T isn't as fast as the FW36, it won't be about who's the ""better"" driver!!
He/Ferrari may not like it; but, then again, none of us Tifosi will!!
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racechick wrote:If it can't be Lewis or Nico that would be sweet.


For WDC? Well if he really can achieve that by beating a whole load of other top drivers, it will be very well deserved. I've never been much of a fan since 2008 but I'd love to see him still get 1 over Ferrari and the Fonz, especially after treating him like their professional lackey.
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Hammer278 wrote:... I'd love to see him still get 1 over Ferrari and the Fonz, especially after treating him like their professional lackey.

Which was in his job description... :banghead:
For which he was well-paid for... :banghead:
What's with the pity, if Massa was OK with it? :banghead:
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Yeah. Can't wait for Massa to stick two fingers up at Ferrari for treating him so bad.
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