Ferrari knows how to motivate a driver. After the last season the Ferrari top dog said Felipe Massa had let his brother do the driving during the season. Yeah, that will cheer Felipe up.
Massa have not been as fast since his accident in Hungary a couple years ago and this year will be his last chance to keep the seat for the future so hopefully we will see a faster Felipe Massa. However, his driving is slightly less stable than nitroglycerin. Sometimes pole and win but more often mediocre results and unable to get any decent pace out of the Ferrari. Maybe 2012 we will see Ferrari bring on a rookie in the shape of Jules Bianchi?
2011 will see Alonso fight hard with the RedBulls for the podium and with help of strategies he could reach the highest step on some races. Especially when the RedBulls break down or crash each other. The Ferrari seems rock-solid in testing. Not very italian. Massa should be in the top 4-6 in the first races. Impossible to predict his driving further on.
On whole, I predict/guess Ferrari ends the championship second in constructors championship, Alonso third and Massa sixth.
My prediction for the championship
I have a feeling I want to adjust this even before the Australian GP. However, as today I guess this is how things will end:
1 RedBull Renault