Massa to Ink 3-Year Extension to Ferrari Deal

Earlier today, a report issued by the German media suggested that Ferrari will go for a deal extension for their race driver Felipe Massa in the near future, as the team wants to build a future with the Brazilian driver (these were team principal Stefano Domenicali's words actually).

According to the Italian official, the 4 years spent by Massa at the Scuderia have turned him into a great racer, which means there would be no reason to end the collaboration between the two at the end of 2010, when Massa's current deal runs out. Apparently, the media in Brazil piggybacked on the story and found out some further details on this potential deal extension, hinting that the 28-year old racer is on his way to sign a 3-year deal to his contract.

The information was revealed by Brazil's O Globo newspaper, who revealed that Massa is “close to renewing his contract for three more seasons” which would keep him at Maranello even longer than his current teammate Fernando Alonso. The Spaniard signed a 3-year deal with Ferrari starting the 2010 campaign, with the possibility of a 3-year extension at the end of 2012. Therefore, only the first 3 years are guaranteed.

The report further added that Massa is on his way to signing the new contract with Ferrari in the upcoming few weeks, possible before the start of the European season of the 2010 F1 – scheduled for early May, in Catalonia.

If the report will turn out to be true, it means the rumors about Robert Kubica already signing a pre-agreement with Ferrari have been completely false. The Polish driver still has an open option for the 2011 season, as he only signed a one-year deal with Renault last year.
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