The pressure is on Massa at Ferrari

The pressure is on Massa at Ferrari

In his exclusive Chinese Grand Prix column, grand prix winner David Coulthard gives his opinion on the situation at Ferrari and on just why Felipe Massa is lagging behind Fernando Alonso so badly at the moment

Who would've expected that Fernando Alonso and Ferrari, after all the doom and gloom predicted of them pre-season, would be leading the world drivers' championship after the opening two grands prix?

Ferrari has endured a very troubled start to the year, and although it's the nature of the beast that you need to keep reinventing yourself to stay competitive in the complex world of F1, there will always be unexpected twists and turns to any given season. Alonso made sure he took full advantage of the chance that came his way in Sepang. It was a fully deserved victory, and Fernando came alive when the conditions changed in his favour. He's a class act, that's no surprise – a guy who has just that right amount of energy and focus. Alonso is always a threat when the opportunity arises.

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