Felipe Massa: “Belgian points,not enough”
Felipe Massa admits that Ferrari need to start scoring big points if the team hopes to claim either of this season’s two World titles.
Last Sunday, On Spa-Francorchamps circuit from Belgium, Ferrari finish disapointed the race, only Felipe Massa finishing on fourthe position, Fernando Alonso retiring after crashing into the barriers.
Some of the damage, caused by Alonso’s retirement was negated by the fact that their title rivals, McLaren and Red Bull Racing, had only one driver apiece finish in the points.
However, Massa’s 12 did nothing to narrow the gap to the leading duo as Lewis Hamilton netted 25 for McLaren while Mark Webber finished second for Red Bull Racing.
“Looking back a couple of days to the Belgian Grand Prix, I started sixth and finished fourth, so at a certain level, I could say that I had a good race,” Massa told Ferrari’s official website.
“In terms of the result and in terms of the Championship and the points total for Ferrari, it was not enough. On Sunday, the changing conditions meant that just staying on the track was quite difficult and given how easy it was to make a mistake, I was pleased with my performance, even if I had a solitary race, never really being able to challenge those ahead, while I did not have much pressure from behind.”
The Brazilian has already turned his attention to the next race on the calendar, the Italian Grand Prix, where he hopes a solid podium finish – or even a victory – will help Ferrari’s title quest.