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'Super' Massa has nothing to prove - Alonso

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Apr.24 (GMM) Fernando Alonso has backed his beleaguered teammate Felipe Massa.

Felipe Massa, Scuderia Ferrari with team mate Fernando Alonso, Scuderia Ferrari at a Santander Press Call
Felipe Massa, Scuderia Ferrari with team mate Fernando Alonso, Scuderia Ferrari at a Santander Press Call

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Massa is fighting to save his Ferrari seat, but his team boss Stefano Domenicali insists the Brazilian also "needs to improve" for the sake of his very "future in Formula One".

On the other hand, the Maranello based team is more than enthralled with the occupant of the sister F2012, Fernando Alonso.

In fact, Domenicali told El Mundo newspaper last weekend that Ferrari has a "moral obligation" to the Spaniard, that might also extend to his involvement "in the important issues".

One important issue is the identity of his 2013 teammate.

On Massa, Alonso is quoted by El Pais newspaper after Massa finished ninth in Bahrain: "He had a great start, pulled away from the traffic and ran a super race.

"But we didn't discover this just now: Felipe has won in Bahrain twice. He doesn't need to prove anything," said Alonso.

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