Felipe Massa: “We have nothing to lose…”

Felipe Massa admits that having his final race for Ferrari in his home country in Brazil next month will make for an emotional weekend.

He also says he has nothing to lose as he tries to finish his stint with the team with a victory.

“I think the Brazilian GP is always very emotional,” he said when asked by this writer if he’d thought about Interlagos yet. “And especially when you see that you are there and in your last race for Ferrari, after such a long story. For sure it will be emotional, and I hope I can have a great race there, a great result, because the result makes things even more emotional. I hope we can have a fantastic last race – not just the last race but all these races, and especially the last race for Ferrari, for my history in Ferrari, and in Brazil.

“I’ll keep having an aggressive approach. We have nothing to lose, to be honest. So I’ll try the best I can. I spun not to hit Rosberg [in Korea], so it happens. Sometimes you need to risk a little bit, but I mean the drive there in the last race was good, the pace was good, unfortunately this cost me some points at the end of the race.

“We can never give up, and I will try the best definitely to finish with at least one more victory with Ferrari, it will be fantastic. I will try everything I can. And I hope he helps me as well, Fernando!”

Massa also stressed that his best calling card for next season was his experience, rather than a good result in the last few races of 2013.

“I think the experience is a lot more important than anything. Definitely the result is always good to have, whatever circumstance. People always remember the last race than the ones before. But I think everybody knows what I can bring to a team, everybody knows how important I can be to a team as well. We start from zero, new rules, so I think I have a lot to give to a team, and this makes more sense than just one result.”

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2 responses to “Felipe Massa: “We have nothing to lose…”

  1. Way to go, Felipe. Next year promises to be wild with all of the new technologies. The problem is that the top teams could find themselves beyond reach. Unexpected reliability issues could also make a comeback. It’s amazing how much reliable it has been the past couple of years.

    I think I see in Felipe a driver with the right body build. A light one. But F1 is so demanding that we never know whether a driver with more muscles could be a better fit. I think they all need to find a balance to deal with the G forces and what-have-you.

    Tending to the tyres and next year to the fuel consumption is something that steals from the ultimate performance. But the added reliability of not having to refuel and so on is a plus too. That’s to say that a lot has changed and a lot more will change next year. so who knows what to expect from drivers.

    Cheers.

  2. petes

    Sure Felipe, sure. You did sweet very little to showcase yourself during the last race – IF anyone was interested in your services they must have come away impressed at the manner you slip into the same old as a seat warmer.

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