Massa warns Raikkonen of change at Ferrari

Felipe Massa has issued a warning to Kimi Raikkonen about next season. He has said that the Finn should expect a battle to be Ferrari’s Number One driver. “I have helped my team by filling the holes until now, but things have changed,” he explained. Next year I don’t think I will be obliged to let Kimi pass in front of me. He is a great driver, but he is joining a new team and it will be up to him to win them over. It will be a great battle, but a fair one.”

Massa has had the better results of late – he won in his home city of Sao Paulo, the first win by a Brazilian in Brazil since Ayrton Senna in 1993. He also won the Turkish Grand Prix in August. Raikonnen, runner-up in the Drivers’ Championship in 2003 and 2005, had a disappointing season, finishing fifth overall.Felipe Massa has issued a warning to Kimi Raikkonen about next season. He has said that the Finn should expect a battle to be Ferrari’s Number One driver. “I have helped my team by filling the holes until now, but things have changed,” he explained. Next year I don’t think I will be obliged to let Kimi pass in front of me. He is a great driver, but he is joining a new team and it will be up to him to win them over. It will be a great battle, but a fair one.”

Massa has had the better results of late – he won in his home city of Sao Paulo, the first win by a Brazilian in Brazil since Ayrton Senna in 1993. He also won the Turkish Grand Prix in August. Raikonnen, runner-up in the Drivers’ Championship in 2003 and 2005, had a disappointing season, finishing fifth overall.