With rumours circulating over his future at Ferrari, Felipe Massa has played down reports he is in danger of losing his drive instead insisting that the F1 team fully support him.
Massa has had a tough 2012 F1 season so far, scoring just 2 points. In comparison, teammate Fernando Alonso is joint championship leader with 61 points. Rumours surrounding Massa’s future at Ferrari have been flying with many names linked to his seat – particularly when Ferrari said after Barcelona it is “expecting” Massa to improve “right away”.
Whilst working at Maranello in the driver simulator on Friday, however, Massa insisted he has not been far away from Alonso at recent races.
“I think we must also take into account that, at the moment, Fernando’s driving is amazing: he is on super form, maybe even perfect,” he is quoted as saying in a Ferrari statement.
Asked if he feels the famous Italian team’s support, he added: “Absolutely, yes, I feel the whole team stands by me.
“Obviously, they are not happy with the results and neither am I: we all want to get out of this (situation) and return to normal.
“It’s possible and for sure it’s what I want and I know that with the team’s help we will manage it,” said Massa.