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Ferrari won't rush 2014 driver decision
Wednesday 28th August 2013, 17:55 by TF1T Staff
Ferrari will make a decision as to whether to retain Felipe Massa next season only when they're ready, according to team principal Stefano Domenicali.
The Italian says he's keen to retain the Brazilian next season, but only if he begins to perform at a higher level, adding that it's not a certainty yet.
"Everybody wants to drive for Ferrari," he told the official F1 website. "My favourite choice would be, of course, to keep Felipe because Felipe is a very good guy - very dedicated to the team - and when you look around there are not so many drivers out there that you swap and they immediately deliver.
"But, of course, we need good results from Felipe, so that’s why we will not rush as we have to make the right decision for the team. As soon as we have made up our minds we will announce it officially to silence the rumours once and for all. When we are ready…"
When asked about the potential for Kimi Raikkonen to return - a driver who could instantly deliver results - Domenicali didn't deny he was in the frame for the seat.
"Kimi is a very fast driver and everybody knows how I rate him," he said. "But if I make a comment now it will be taken as a direct answer.
"As I said, there is no rush and we will make the right decision in the right moment."
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