Boss hopes for unlikely Ferrari title

Wed, 29 October 2008, 10:00

Oct.29 (GMM) Ferrari boss Stefano Domenicali believes it is possible the team’s Felipe Massa will emerge from the 2008 championship showdown this weekend with the drivers’ title

The 27-year-old Brazilian is 7 points behind McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton with just the Interlagos race to run, meaning that even if he wins, Hamilton only has to finish fifth to claim the laurels

“In order for us to win the title, something extraordinary must happen,” Domenicali told the Italian sports daily Corriere dello Sport, “but to this point we have already seen much more extraordinary things than that.”nnDomenicali says Ferrari should take the blame for not emerging at the end of the season with a better chance of winning the drivers’ title

“For our standards we have made an unacceptable level of mistakes, and paid for them dearly,” he said

Massa, however, said he will be pointing no fingers should he emerge from his home race on Sunday without the championship

“We are a team,” he said in Sao Paulo. “Everyone has the right to make mistakes.”nnTwo of the more memorable foul-ups include his botched pitstop in Singapore, and an engine failure within sight of victory in Hungary

“This is how sports work,” Massa said. “Our team works hard day and night to be 100 per cent ready, but sometimes things don’t go as planned.”n

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