With speculation rife that Felipe Massa may lose his Ferrari seat sooner rather than later, driver Vitaly Petrov has said he believes the Brazilian driver could be in danger of being ousted before the end of the 2012 Formula One season.
“I don’t think they’ll fire Massa just now. At least not until August,” Petrov is quoted by the state owned Moscow news agency Ria Novosti.
There are six races until August’s month-long calendar ‘summer’ break.
So while Petrov thinks Massa’s career is genuinely in danger, he does not agree that Ferrari is ramping up the pressure on the 30-year-old.
“I wouldn’t say that Ferrari are criticising him that strongly,” he said. “They’re not saying he has one more chance or anything like that.”