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Montezemolo nearing Massa decision

ESPN Staff
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Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo says it will take "a few more days" to reach a decision over Felipe Massa's future.

Massa's recent performances have increased speculation that he will stay with Ferrari beyond the end of his current contract, having looked set to leave following a poor start to the season. With his contract running out at the end of this year, Massa recently admitted he would like to know what his future holds but Montezemolo said he wanted to see Massa maintain his recent form having finished fifth in Belgium, fourth in Italy and recovered to eighth in Singapore.

"I hope we keep up the performances we had since Spa," Montezemolo told a press conference at the Paris motor show. "[I hope] following Singapore's results we come up with a similar performance in Japan."

Having seen a new rear wing tested unsuccessfully in Singapore, Montezemolo added that any further updates need to be immediately effective.

"We need to improve the car, ensuring that any innovations we add to the car's design actually pay off on the track."