Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has piled a little more pressure on team driver Felipe Massa, making some disparaging comments about the Brazilian's 2010 performance to members of the Italian media.
Massa, runner-up to Lewis Hamilton in the 2008 season, struggled to match the performances of new teammate Fernando Alonso this season. Massa failed to win a race and finished 108 points behind the Spaniard.
"At a certain point in the season, Felipe was fed up and sent his brother," di Montezemolo told a group of Italian reporters. "For this Felipe gets 7 minus. For Alonso, in his first season in Ferrari, I give him 9 and a half. But, unfortunately, even he didn't win."
The Italian also downplayed rumors that he was planning to leave Ferrari to go into politics.
"Let me do my work, I'm so happy that we have lots to do here at Ferrari, lots and lots," he said.