Stefano Domenicali has hinted that Felipe Massa will be staying put at Ferrari in 2011 to continue the current Massa-Alonso partnership.
Reports had hinted that the Brazilian would be replaced by Robert Kubica or Mark Webber, rumours which were enforced when his managed confirmed talks with Renault.
However, when asked by the BBC whether or not the line-up would stay the same for 2011, Domenicali replied: “Yes, I think so, yes”.
Massa has blamed his lack of pace on his inability to heat the 2010 tyres, an area Ferrari are hoping to work with the 29-year-old to improve.
“Massa was struggling with the hard tyres in certain conditions in the first part of the year, so I think that is the area we need to work with him so he has more confidence in the car.
“It’s easy to criticise a driver when he’s not performing well, so we need to make sure the package for him is the best.”