Luca di Montezemolo has indicated that Felipe Massa is on the road to having his Ferrari deal extended beyond December.
The 29-year-old Brazilian has driven for the famous team since 2006, alongside highly rated teammates including Michael Schumacher and Kimi Raikkonen.
But so far in 2010, Massa has struggled with the F10 car, while team president Montezemolo told La Gazzetta dello Sport that he is “very happy” with new long-term recruit Fernando Alonso.
Amid rumours Ferrari is considering replacing Massa with Robert Kubica or Mark Webber, Gazzetta correspondent Pino Allievi asked Montezemolo what Massa needs to do in order to keep his seat.
He answered: “Continue as before, with the same spirit, thinking of his interests but also those of the team.”