Felipe Massa says he aims to be in among the five drivers contesting the championship in the Korean Grand Prix:
As for my aims this weekend, firstly we need to qualify well on Saturday and after that, in the race, I want to be in the middle of the battle for the Drivers?óÔé¼Ôäó championship, fighting with those five drivers who are chasing the title, which is the best thing I can do to help Ferrari?óÔé¼Ôäós and Fernando?óÔé¼Ôäós aspirations as we head for the end of the championships.
He’s also hoping to get a good result for himself before his home race at Interlagos:
Korea will be the last of a trio of Far Eastern races and I would like to arrive back in Sao Paolo for my home race, with a good result in my pocket.
I know that everyone in the team, at the track and the factory is completely pumped up for the challenge of these last three races and I am equally keen to give them my best shot.
Massa believes the F10 should be on the pace at the new Korean International Circuit but says it’s important the team get to grips with the new circuit from the beginning of practice on Friday:
Apart from when the Red Bulls have sometimes run away from the field, Ferrari has been competitive at most circuits and there is no reason to think differently this time.
We have seen this year how important it is to get everything working well right from the start of Friday practice, running reliably to get through the engineering programme without any technical problems. That will also be the case this weekend, but in addition, the first few runs on Friday will be the first time we discover how accurate has been the simulation work we have done back at the factory.
That will also be the time to discover the real grip level on offer from the track surface as this is something that is not so easy to do without actually putting a car on the track.
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