Felipe Massa has not been relocated to a purely supportive role for the rest of the 2010 season, Ferrari team Stefano Domenicali has insisted.
Brazilian Massa, who contentiously moved over to let his teammate Fernando Alonso win July’s German grand prix, sounded resigned to a subordinate role on Sunday at Monza.
“I will continue to fight for the wins and for the good of the team,” said Massa, who is 63 points behind the leader with five races left to run.
But despite the perception that Ferrari’s main focus is now Alonso’s 21 point gap to the championship leader, Domenicali insists there has been no recent change of position with regards to Massa.
“For myself and for us, the consideration is always that everyone does their best for the team,” he is quoted by Brazil’s Globo Esporte.
“We have not changed our position from the start of the season, but maybe some others have.
“But for ourselves we are happy with our way at looking at the whole situation,” added Domenicali.
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