29 Aug 2009

Ferrari have long list of possible drivers to replace Massa

9:34 am on 29 August 2009

Ferrari have had so many drivers put forward as possible replacements for injured Brazilian Felipe Massa they have drawn up a tongue-in-cheek 'waiting list' from A to V.

The Formula One world champions posted 21 names in alphabetical order on their official website (www.ferrari.com).

Those listed include Spain's double world champion Fernando Alonso, already linked to the team for 2010, and Italy's MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi.

Italian test driver Luca Badoer replaced Massa at last weekend's European Grand Prix in Valencia and crossed the line as the last car running.

The 38-year-old Italian was slowest in practice at Spa.

The next race after Belgium is Ferrari's home Italian Grand Prix at Monza, increasing speculation that Badoer, who had not raced for nearly a decade before his comeback, could be replaced if he fails to show significant improvement in Belgium.