A spokesperson for the Ferrari F1 team has confirmed that Felipe Massa s spin during the Malaysian Grand Prix was not caused by a technical problem.
Since the spin, Ferrari s technical team have been over the F2008 with a fine-tooth comb to see if they could find any technical problems with the car. When questioned by German magazine Sport Bild over whether any problems were found, a spokesperson said, “No the car is OK.â€
The apparent confirmation that the spin was caused by driver error the second such error in two weeks leaves big question marks as to how secure the Brazilian s race-seat is at Ferrari, with strong rumours that Vettel or Alonso may move to Ferrari for 2009.
Team boss Stefano Domenicali is publicly supporting his driver and is confident that Massa can turn his luck around at the next race in Bahrain. “We must not over dramatise,â€ Domenicali said. “Felipe has all the qualities and capabilities to do well.â€