Despite Thursday's World Motor Sport Council verdict leaving him with a large hill - if not quite a mountain - to climb, Felipe Massa insists that he has not entirely given up on his world championship dream

Speaking at the first press conference of the Belgian Grand Prix weekend, the Brazilian echoed comments made after Monza, claiming that he will continue to scrap for every point until it is mathematically not possible for him to take the title - or, presumably, until he is ordered to play second fiddle to team-mate Kimi Raikkonen.

"I'm still fighting, I'm still keeping my head up and trying to win as many races as possible, trying to fight every weekend," he insisted, "What's going to happen in the end? I don't know [but], for sure, I will not give up. Every race will be very important for me and I hope I can fight for a victory at every race. I will just give up when I see that it is not really possible any more. At the moment, it's still possible, [but] very difficult. We will keep fighting."

Massa admitted that his chances would need Ferrari to be more competitive on the four circuits remaining this season, but he was optimistic that the F2007 might be better suited to Spa than it was to Monza last weekend.

"We try to fight on every circuit, so it depends whatever layout we have," he reasoned, "For sure, on some kind of layouts this year, our car was less competitive than on other tracks, so hopefully we can be very competitive on this track. [The test here] was very good. The car was pretty quick [and] pretty consistent, so hopefully we can be very quick here."



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