Ferrari's Felipe Massa has predicted that the Scuderia will go well this weekend at Silverstone and he expects them to again have the edge over arch rivals, McLaren-Mercedes.

Although Massa had to ultimately settle for the runners-up spot in France on Sunday, behind his team-mate, Kimi Raikkonen, he remains very upbeat and is confident the F2007 will be very competitive.

"I think the British GP will be very good for us. We have a car that is fantastic on this track and it was very quick all through the test we did there before the French race. I am convinced we will again have a very competitive car," he stated. "Of course, we need to keep an eye on McLaren, but I think we could have a little bit of an edge over them.

"There is a good chance we will have to cope with a wet track this weekend and I like to drive in the rain, even though a wet track can make things a bit of a lottery. Whatever the conditions, I am sure we can be very competitive.

"Overtaking will again be very difficult at this circuit, almost impossible in fact, but all the same it is a great track to drive and one of the most challenging of the season for us drivers, with some very fast corners. For my driving style and my experience of quick corners, I love the challenge of Silverstone, which reminds of other great fast tracks like Spa."

Asked about the last event again, he said that while he was a tad disappointed not to take the win, he was still generally happy with second: "Looking back at Magny-Cours with a few days to think about it, I cannot say I am unhappy to end up second, having been in the lead for much of the race. In fact I am happy to have contributed to a Ferrari one-two, the first time I have done this with Kimi," he explained.

"But, I am just a little bit disappointed that I was not the one in front at the end of the race. Everything worked perfectly that afternoon, except that, at the key moment in the race I was not very lucky and last Sunday, Kimi had all the lucky points in his hands. That's the way it goes sometimes.

"In qualifying he gained an extra lap being the first man out, then at the start of the race he was lucky to pass Hamilton and then he was lucky I got stuck in traffic. That is why I could not win the race, but apart from that I was quickest all weekend, taking pole position and the fastest lap in the race.

"Unfortunately, luck was not on my side, but I am still happy that we got a great result as a team. We need to be happy and focus on getting many more good results like this in the rest of the season."

 

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