Alonso most troublesome F1 teammate says Massa

Fernando Alonso, Miami GP 2022

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Fernando Alonso is the “most troublesome teammate” that Formulation 1 veteran Felipe Massa ever had.

Brazilian Massa, now 41, most famously paired at Ferrari with F1 legend Michael Schumacher, which he describes as a “nice expertise”.

“He was a tremendous driver,” he mentioned. “The way in which he was working however we have been very shut as properly.

“In the long run I used to be fortunate to be a part of that have.”

Much less gratifying, nonetheless, was Massa’s expertise of sharing the identical Maranello based mostly group with Fernando Alonso.

Alonso, additionally 41, continues to be on the grid at present – and has moved to the bold Aston Martin group for 2023.

The Spaniard thinks he may even win a 3rd title.

“I would not have continued if I did not suppose now we have a chance,” Alonso informed motorsport-total.com. “I do not know if it is a 1 or a ten % likelihood, however there’s a likelihood.”

He says enhancing these probabilities would require loads of effort, however he’s “able to do one thing particular and I count on the identical from the group”.

Aston Martin says its 2023 automobile is “90 %” totally different to final yr’s single seater, with deputy technical boss Eric Blandin claiming Alonso already made “a number of” contributions to its improvement.

Alonso’s 2023 teammate is Aston Martin incumbent Lance Stroll, whose father Lawrence owns the Silverstone based mostly group.

“To begin with,” mentioned Alonso’s former Ferrari teammate Massa, “he was a tremendous driver. There’s nothing you may say about that,” he informed the Polish supply Swiatwyscigow.

“But it surely was fairly troublesome to work collectively contained in the group, you already know,” he admitted. “Truly, the group was splitting within the center.

“And ultimately, it was not good for the results of the group. For me, I did not really feel robust sufficient to make the group hearken to me. That was fairly arduous. However there was additionally some studying as properly.”

Massa concluded by agreeing that Alonso was “for positive” probably the most troublesome teammate he labored with throughout his 15-season Formulation 1 profession netting 11 wins.

(GMM)

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