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Massa warns Alonso: 'No more playing number two'
Tuesday 17th September 2013, 12:39 by TF1T Staff
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Felipe Massa has warned team-mate Fernando Alonso that he will no longer support the Spaniard as a number two driver and says it's time he focused on himself.
The Brazilian will leave Ferrari at the end of the year when he will be replaced by Kimi Raikkonen. With seven races remaining until that happens, Massa says he'll be 'looking after himself' after spending the past few seasons playing second fiddle.
"I will not race for Alonso from now on," he told Brazilian broadcaster Galvao Bueno TV Globo. "Right from Friday at Singapore I'll be working for myself.
"I will attack all the time, every lap. It's come the time to look after myself."
The 32-year-old has been forced to move aside for Alonso on several occasions, even missing out on what would have been his first win in 29 races at the 2010 German Grand Prix.
Speaking about the new pairing at Ferrari, Massa believes tempers will flare between Alonso and Raikkonen.
"I know both Fernando and Kimi on and off the track and I rate them as excellent drivers, but I'm afraid they will collide when sharing the team.
"I told the bosses to breathe as much as possible while they still can because it will be hard for them to breathe next season."
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