Madonna di Campiglio
Ferrari & Ducati Press Ski Meeting
The Formula 1 and Moto Gp international appointment that brought together Ferrari and Ducati teams and journalists from around the world during the annual convention in Madonna di Campiglio.
WROOOM Madonna di Campiglio Ferrari & Ducati Press Ski Meeting
12 Jan 2012 Alonso and Massa press conference
Alonso is waiting for the right car to challenge the world title
Massa: “I’m well motivated to make a great season”
While in Madonna di Campiglio Valentino Rossi enjoys himself with the snowboard on the well snowy slopes and Nicky Hayden spends his free time on the snow, the Ferrari drivers Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa reveal the secrets and goals of the next season. Everybody knows that Ferrari pointed at Alonso.
Massa wants to do his best in the first part of the season to assure himself the renewed contract with Ferrari
Fernando Alonso, gloomy and sad during the whole press conference because of some news about his private life appeared in the journals, is waiting for the new car (presented on the next 3rd February) to lead Ferrari on the highest step of the podium, but he rejects forced victories.
“To win can’t be an obligation. The sport is sacrifice, determination, team spirit, passion. But all these things can’t be enough and results depend on other elements as well.
As in the other sports there are hopes and defeats, happiness and negative moments”. Then, a wish is addressed to Robert Kubiza, the Polish of Lotus Renault. “For me he is the best – said Alonso – when he’ll come back he will be stronger than before, both mentally and physically”.
The Brazilian is very motivated and said: “If they give me a competitive car I can challenge Alonso too. Anyway I’m confident – he said – with the new car, I’ll have more possibilities to win”.
Massa knows that the first races in 2012 will be decisive for the Ferrari choice of renewing or not his contract, but he is not afraid about it and when the journalists asked him who will be the favourite driver for the title, he answers: “That’s me. Now I want to concentrate on the championship and to win again. Then I’ll think about the future of my career”.
Tomorrow, the last day of “Wrooom”, don’t miss the “Challenge Exhibition”, the race on the iced lake with the Ducati riders and Ferrari drivers at 4.45 pm.
This year Nicky Hayden will not race because he’s recovering from an accident.
12th January 2012