Felipe Massa has pushed towards a number of the most elite drivers on this planet of F1. And he’s had just a few of those as ‘teammates’ as effectively. When one talks about teammates in Components 1, the that means isn’t literal. Truly, it’s fairly the other.
Relating to success on the paddock, a lot relies on the automotive that generally the motive force successful the title isn’t the perfect driver.
Therefore, usually, the correct barometer of proving one’s driving talents is their battle with the man on the opposite facet of the storage. Geared up with equal equipment, the 2 attempt, by any means needed, to outperform one another.
Felipe Massa thinks Alonso was extra of a ‘rival’
He considers the a number of title winners, Alonso and Schumacher, because the harder of the lot, and understandably so. And when requested, who was the harder of the 2, he said,
“For me, it’s Alonso. Schumacher solely ran with me for a 12 months, he was just like the trainer, he didn’t have that rivalry that I had with Alonso for therefore a few years collectively.
“It was a contest of a few years and albeit, it was harder, though additionally it is true that they had been totally different conditions.”
It’s simple to fathom why he picked Alonso over Schumacher. The German wasn’t on the peak by the point Massa got here to Ferrari in 2006. Therefore he was a ‘mentor’ in his eyes, whereas Alonso was nonetheless in his prime.
The truth that the Brazilian driver needed to be the ‘second driver’ to his Spanish counterpart says all of it.
Who’s the higher driver in Massa’s eyes?
Nonetheless, in the case of selecting the higher racer of the 2, his conscience is evident, “As a pilot, I’d say, Schumacher, clearly.
“It’s true that Fernando didn’t have as many aggressive vehicles as Michael, however Schumacher received seven championships and received in 91 races. Numbers are vital and that makes a distinction.”
Ultimately, that’s what counts towards Fernando’s legacy. Some consider that he ought to have received extra Drivers’ Championships than 2.
However the good factor for him is that the prospect so as to add to that tally isn’t over but. Since he’s returning subsequent season, perhaps he’ll win one other one and bolster the legacy that he leaves within the sport.