Felipe Massa has questioned his allocation of a higher race number than his Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen for the 2009 season.

Felipe Massa has questioned his allocation of a higher race number than his Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen for the 2009 season.

The Brazilian bore the number two in 2008, following Raikkonen's title success the year before.

But Massa, 27, was the standout Ferrari performer last season, winning six races compared to Finn Raikkonen's two, and coming within a single point of Lewis Hamilton's drivers' crown.

However, Massa will wear the number 4 on his Maranello-built F60 this year, while the higher-paid Raikkonen wears number 3.

"It means nothing, numbers are just numbers but maybe the FIA has made a mistake," Massa said at the 'Wrooom' Ferrari media event at an Italian ski resort.

 

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