Massa: We can fight back

Following news that Montezemolo wants his team to have self belief so that they can win the remaining races of the season, it seems Massa has answered his call and believes Ferrari are capable of fighting back.

“I trust the team,” Massa explained. “I am sure we can repeat some of the very good results we had earlier this year. Fortunately, many of the upcoming circuits will be much better suited to our package and I am sure we can win some races. It is true that some circuits did not suit us so well this year and that our main rivals have been more consistent than us in terms of performance and, in face, in terms of reliability, as they had no real mechanical problems during the races.

“We have had some problems, which is why they are ahead of us in both championships at the moment. But we still have six races to fight back. We just need to keep working hard but it won t be easy to be ahead of them in every race. There is no testing now for a while but at least that is the same for everyone and, of course, the guys are working hard back in the factory.”

Massa is fired up after a terrible race at Hungary. Massa had problems during qualifying, and finished the race 13th overall. “Looking back at Hungary, it was definitely a frustrating race for me,” he explained. “In fact, I can go further and say it was actually the worst race in my whole career.”