You can shut up about Massa now

Ferrari’s Felipe Massa finally found his mojo and scored an impressive fourth in Sunday’s British Grand Prix. The much-maligned driver has been suffering int eh court of public opinion for nearly the entirety of the 2012 season for his lack of pace and performance but Sunday showed a different Massa and it’s always good to impress the team boss when your contract is nearing it’s end. Team boss Stefano Domenicali said:

“I am particularly happy with the display put on by Felipe, who was in the fight for pole yesterday and for the podium, right down to the last, today,” said Domenicali. “It is a nice result for him, which is particularly important for us in terms of the Constructors’ Championship, where thanks to the biggest points haul of the year, we have managed to move up to second place.”

As for Felipe? He feels he’s back and in form and ready for the remainder of the season and a big fat contract extension…okay, I added that last part.

“It was a good race and I am glad to have finally brought home a good result for me and for the team,” said Massa. “Race after race, the situation has been improving and now we are capable of fighting for the podium: it might have happened here, but it could also have been possible in Montreal and Valencia, which means that today’s performance is not a fluke. It was not easy to make the right tyre choice for the start, because we did not have much data available: Fernando and I went down different routes, but I don’t think either one of us has anything to complain about.”

What do you think? Have Ferrari found some development judging by teammate Fernando Alonso’s pace? Is that what Mass is benefitting from and now he is really starting to deliver? Is it a case of one race doesn’t make a season? Regardless, Massa says it’s no fluke and the notion here is, shut already about his lack of pace this season…he did just give Ferrari their biggest points haul of the 2012 season right?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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