Fernando Alonso
Felipe Massa
Fernando Alonso (Spain) Felipe Massa (Brazil)
Formula One needs a strong Ferrari while Italy, without any home-grown drivers for the first time in more than 40 years, expects the Scuderia to deliver. The signs are not good. One of the ugliest cars ever to emerge from Maranello has been recalcitrant in testing and technical director Pat Fry has warned that the podium could be a step too far in the early races.

Massa, whose days at the team look numbered, needs to show that he still has what it takes. Alonso, who took Ferrari's sole win of 2011, will be pushing hard as ever but may have a frustrating wait for victories.