Felipe Massa mirrored team-mate Kimi Raikkonen's claims that there is more pace to come from Ferrari over the course of the European Grand Prix weekend, the Brazilian claiming he never got a chance to show his speed through practice.

Eager to respond to the Finn's recent turn of pace, Massa otherwise had to play second fiddle to Raikkonen throughout practice, emerging sixth fastest in the first session, a second behind the pace setting McLaren of Lewis Hamilton.

Still, Massa hit back in the second session with the fourth fastest time, less than three tenths away from team-mate Raikkonen and well within reach of a pole position challenge in qualifying.

Indeed, Massa insists there is more to come from the Ferrari, namely its single lap pace which he claims needs to be worked on before qualifying arrives.

"Overall, it has been quite a positive day. I think we have a competitive car. Clearly, we expect a very tight fight with our closest rivals, but we are up for it. We improved the set up of the car from the first session to the second but we still have some work to do, especially in terms of performance over the first timed lap.

"It's a shame that on my last run on new softer tyres I had a bit of traffic in the first part of my first lap which cost me time. This afternoon, the track was still slippery at first because of the rain and then the wind made it difficult to drive."

 

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