JUNE 5, 2013

New cars for Massa, Maldonado in Canada

Felipe Massa will use a brand new Ferrari chassis in Canada this weekend.

Since Monaco, where he crashed heavily in two near-identical incidents at Ste Devote, the Brazilian has been recovering from a sore neck.

His 2013 Ferrari did not recover as well. Maranello based Ferrari confirmed on Tuesday that Massa will use "a completely new chassis" in Montreal this weekend.

Ferrari identified suspension failure as the cause of the second Monaco crash.

"Of course we focussed on the problems we had with reliability, which absolutely had to be resolved," said team boss Stefano Domenicali on Tuesday.

Spain's EFE news agency also reports that Pastor Maldonado will be at the wheel of a new Williams chassis in Canada, following his heavy Monaco crash.