Domenicali: We won’t be announcing 2013 lineup at Monza

Stefano Domenicali has said that Ferrari will not be announcing it’s 2013 lineup at the Italian Grand Prix.

There is currently much speculation over the future of Felipe Massa with many believing that he will be not be driving for the scarlet-clad team in 2013. Some had hoped that the rumours would end with an announcement from Ferrari over their 2013 lineup at their home race in Italy however Domenicali has said that the team will not be making any announcements.

Talking to Marca he said, “We will not discuss anything concerning the drivers (lineup) at Monza.”

Undeterred, the interviewer asked Domenicali if Ferrari might nonetheless spring a surprise, perhaps by announcing that Finn Heikki Kovalainen will be Fernando Alonso’s new teammate.

“If you listen around the paddock I think even (Real Madrid captain Iker) Casillas is mentioned, but I think he is a little big for our car,” he joked.

Before hitting the track on Friday, Massa admitted at Spa that his second half of the season needed to be “completely different” to the first.

“I have no news to give you regarding my future,” he told reporters, “but it is the remaining races of this year that are important. Definitely it’s important that something is decided before the very end of the season.”

In qualifying, he was 14th compared to Alonso’s sixth.


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