Felipe Massa extends Ferrari contract until 2012 

Written by David on June 09th, 2010 at 1:50 pmLast Update: June 09th, 2010 at 1:50 pm

Felipe MassaScuderia Ferrari announced earlier today that Felipe Massa has signed a contract extension for two more years. The Brazilian will now drive for the team until the end of the 2012 F1 championship.

Massa has been with Ferrari since 2001. To date, he has competed in 69 Grands Prix for the Maranello based team: he has taken eleven wins, 30 podium placings, 51 points finishes, fifteen pole positions and twelve fastest race laps, scoring a total of 360 championship points.

“I am happy to be given the opportunity to drive for Ferrari for a further two seasons,” said Massa upon the announcement. “Throughout my entire Formula 1 career, I have always raced with an engine made in Maranello and it is a matter of pride for me to be able to continue working with a team that I regard as a second family.”

“Felipe has been part of Ferrari for almost a decade and together with us, he has grown as a driver and as a man, going through some very difficult times as well as giving us moments of great happiness,” added Stefano Domenicali. “We wanted to show proof of stability for the future, believing in the worth of a driver pairing that is without equal in terms of talent, speed and its ability to work together for the good of the team.”

source: Ferrari

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