Massa pens new Ferrari deal

FORMULA ONE: Felipe Massa has signed a new two-year deal to keep him at Ferrari until the end of 2012.

The Brazilian’s future was brought into question after consistently struggling to match the pace of team-mate Fernando Alonso this year.

Indeed, the announcement comes just days after Mark Webber – touted as a possible replacement for Massa – signed a contract extension at Red Bull.

Massa said: “It’s a matter of pride to continue working with a team that I regard as my second family.”