Ferrari may ditch Massa - Coulthard

by Dave Maher , 05 November 2011

David Coulthard believes that Ferrari may decide to let Felipe Massa go at the end of the current Formula 1 season.

Ferrari have said that they will retain their current driver line-up for next season, despite the disparity of performances between Massa and Fernando Alonso. So far in 2011, the Spaniard has been on the podium eight times, including thanks to victory in Britain, while Massa has yet to record a top-three finish.

Coulthard reckons that there is still a chance that Ferrari will part company with the Brazilian before the beginning of next season.

"In Formula 1, anything's possible - I've learned that in my 17 years (in F1)," the Scot was quoted by as telling Austrian television's Servus TV.

"He's a very nice, likeable guy who drives with his heart, but he no longer shows the sort of performance he did before his accident in Hungary (2009). Ferrari probably has no choice but to look for another driver.

"Massa may know that his Formula 1 career is slowly coming to an end. With these results, he will not be at Ferrari for many more years.

"Ferrari will be looking seriously at the two drivers it has and deciding what is the strongest possible package they can have for 2012."

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