Analysing Massa's 2010 struggle

Analysing Massa's 2010 struggle

Few will deny that Felipe Massa's season has been underwhelming, especially when compared with Ferrari's team-mate Fernando Alonso. But what are the reasons for Massa's struggles? Edd Straw sheds some light

Felipe Massa is the odd-man-out in the world championship fight. Cast adrift from team-mate Fernando Alonso and his battle with the Red Bull/McLaren drivers, even when he briefly led the standings early in the season he has never really threatened to contend for the crown that he came within 20 seconds of winning in 2008.

Yes, having to hand German Grand Prix victory to Alonso a year to the day since his life-threatening qualifying crash in Hungary was a bitter blow, but that is the only race that he has looked like winning. Even the most staunch Massa fan would have to admit that this has been an underwhelming season.

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