Massa says “good results will help” Ferrari chances

2012 Singapore Grand Prix

Felipe Massa, Ferrari, Hockenheimring, 2012Felipe Massa says finishing races and scoring good results is his priority as he strives to hold onto his place at Ferrari.

Massa, who has finished in the top five in the last two races, said: “There is no news on my future at the moment, but there?s no doubt that good results will help.”

“I just need to keep pushing hard and getting good results, in the hope of hearing some good news soon. It?s always better to know what the situation is, as of course I want to know what I?m doing next year.

“But I can tell you that it?s never happened that I?m in the car in the middle of the race and I start thinking about what I?ll do next year.

“However, I know that results are what matter, so if the situation arises where you have to take a risk in the race, then you have to think carefully about it, as you know your priority is to finish the race.”

Massa added: “I like the Singapore track and I feel the circuit suits me, even if I?ve never had much luck there. So I?m definitely looking for another good result and I hope I can do even better than in the last two races.

“Touch wood we can continue the same way, after what were definitely good races in Spa and Monza. I picked up a good number of points, which was especially important if you look at the state of play in the championship right now and then compare it to how things were at the beginning of the year.”

The Ferrari driver expects high tyre degradation to be a factor during the race: “Last year, the race was very tough from a tyre point of view and even though our car is quite different this year, I still expect a difficult race this weekend in terms of the tyres, when we will have the same compounds as last year, namely the soft and super-soft.

“Because this track is hard on tyres, I expect we will see more pits stops than in the past couple of races.”

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55 comments on Massa says “good results will help” Ferrari chances

  1. @keithcollantine what’s the source of this interview? I presume the Ferrari’s website?

  2. hamster said on 18th September 2012, 14:57

    And we’re back to Massa again. Makes a change from Ham…. almost said it, sorry.

  3. if Ferrari wins constructor´s championship, Massa will be one year more. I think that´s the point for him.

  4. david d.m. said on 18th September 2012, 16:03

    Felipe has realized just now what we all knew since the beggining of the season, the fact is that he should have started to look for a seat elsewhere when Mark Webber said he talked to Ferrari, that was a clear indication that they don’t want him anymore, so he should be smart and decide his own future, not wait like Buemi and Alguersuari did last year. If I were him I would negotiate with a midfield team now before the options become limited.

    • His manager Nicholas Todt, son of Jean, knows it and you can be sure he already approached everybody. Must be a balance between keeping Massa to please Jean through Nicholas and making laughing everybody to maintain a so poor driver in this team. But i like Massa, specially on the rain, you know he will be terrible with one spin by lap and we can laugh a lot.

  5. Alonsomatic (@the0506alonsomatic) said on 18th September 2012, 22:10

    Here are some interesting points:
    1-According to my calculations, if Perez would be driving for Ferrari then they would be ahead of McLaren by a single point. Now if we put Perez in or close enough to Alonso’s podium finishes, perhaps Ferrari would be or close to leading both championships. As inexperienced as he says Perez is, Luca’s best interest is to bring back both championships to Ferrari. So in that way Perez could be a perfect fit and Luca is just bluffing. Sadly…arrivedeci Felipe!
    2-NOBODY has EVER mentioned this but this just crossed my mind…What about a complete spanish lineup at Ferrari and bring J. Alguersuari!! In a better car than the Toro Rosso, I am sure he could produce some great results!!

    There you go!! Something to think about!! Comments are always welcomed!!

  6. Massa, Ferrari’s IN-RACE TEST DRIVER
    Why build two when you can build one for double the price, and keep it secret !!!
    Inverted CONTACT movie reference somewhere there :)

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