Felipe Massa says he is “glad” Ferrari dumped him at the end of last year. The Brazilian drove for the fabled Maranello team between 2006 and 2013, racing alongside highly-rated champions Michael Schumacher, Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso.
In fact, the 33-year-old said he had the measure of the ‘iceman’. “In 2007 he was champion, but until Monza I was ahead of him,” said Massa, recalling his battle with Raikkonen some seven years ago. “Unfortunately, in our team we had an agreement that Monza would decide who is the number 1, and I was ahead of Kimi when I had a problem with my car.
“In 2008 I was in front of him,” Massa added, “and also up until my accident in Hungary in 2009. Nevertheless, Kimi is world champion, and I’m not.”