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Massa calm about future

Felipe Massa says he remains calm about his F1 future and insists he is more than up to the job at Ferrari
Felipe Massa insists he is calm about his future with Ferrari despite enduring tough results in the most recent races on the F1 calendar in Monaco and Canada.

The Monaco weekend in particular turned out to be one to forget for the Brazilian, who crashed heavily in practice, and then again on race day to lodge his first retirement of the year.

Massa then endured a tough start to the weekend in Canada when another incident in qualifying left him with work to do on race day, although a solid performance saw him come through to eight at the finish to pick up his fifth points finish of the year.

Although he failed to score in Bahrain after tyre issues, Massa has shown a notable upturn in his performance, despite rumours persisting about his long-term future with the Scuderia.

However, the former championship runner-up insisted he was pleased with the way he was performing and remained confident about his future with the team going forwards.

"I am calm, I think it's important to have a good pace,” he told TotalRace. “I'm feeling good in the car and have a good pace. I'm very upset about what happened in Bahrain, with the tyres and the hits I've had. That hurt my score, but I'm happy with the car I'm driving and that's what counts most."

Massa also insisted that he didn't feel there was a better option for the team to put in the car in his place.

"In my opinion, if you had a driver so much better to get into my place, okay,” he said. “But I think there isn't."



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lDylan

June 13, 2013 11:07 AM

elijah what's the point of hiring Hulkenberg and watering him down? That's exactly what Ferrari has done to Massa since Alonso joined the team. We all know Massa is capable of much more than what he's doing but that's not what Ferrari wants they want a driver to play second to Alonso even if that means watering him down. Ofcourse financially for whoever joins as numero dois it's great but as it is now I think Ferrari is more than happy.

richard

June 13, 2013 11:41 AM

logical. massa is just about back to his previous form. he has been matching ferdi very closely, and even beating him before being reigned in. he seems happy enough. and as for keeping having accidents of his vollition...?????? two in Monaco (suspension) and one in Canada (his own fault) I wouldn't call that as "keeps having accidents". there are certainly more accident prone drivers on the grid



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