Massa's struggle for speed

Fernando Alonso says Ferrari have "full trust" in Felipe Massa despite speculation the Maranello-based outfit are thinking of dropping his Brazilian team-mate following an unimpressive start to 2012 at the Australian Grand Prix.

Double world champion Alonso finished fifth in Melbourne whilst Massa retired following a collision with Bruno Senna's Williams, but the Spaniard believes Massa's performance was a "one-off" despite his patchy form since recovering from a heavy accident during qualifying for the 2009 Hungarian Grand Prix.

Ferrari Team Principal Stefano Domenicali also urges his team to "stay close" to a "psychologically fragile" Massa in order to allow him to allow the 11-time Grand Prix winner to "express his talent".

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