Apr.1 (GMM) Luca di Montezemolo has rubbished speculation that Felipe Massa's seat at Ferrari is in danger.
Massa has had a difficult start to the 2008 season, with retirements in both the Australian and Malaysian grands prix.But to the website of the Italian language La Gazzetta dello Sport, Ferrari president Montezemolo would not entertain rumours that the Maranello marque is thinking about replacing the 26-year-old Brazilian driver."It is absolutely not under discussion, nor is it an issue," he said."We have the best pair of pilots in the world."Montezemolo said he expects Massa to bounce back with a "great race" in Bahrain this weekend, noting that world champion Kimi Raikkonen's teammate put in a "beautiful qualifying" to score pole position in Malaysia.A Ferrari spokesman, meanwhile, insists that it is wrong for the media to interpret Massa's Sepang spin, caused by the driver hitting the kerb at turn six, as driver error."I am convinced that we have an outstanding team and a competitive car," Montezemolo added.Massa won the Sakhir race one year ago, following a similarly difficult start to 2007.