Felipe Massa sure results that will help him secure his future at Ferrari will come
|By Jonathan Noble||Friday, July 6th 2012, 10:37 GMT|
Felipe Massa thinks it is only a matter of time before he is able to deliver the results that he hopes will secure him a future at Ferrari.
Although recent races have not gone his way - with a spin in Canada and a damaged car in Valencia costing him positions – the Brazilian believes he has been building good momentum since set-up changes in Monaco transformed his campaign.
When asked at Silverstone how he felt about his future chances of staying at Ferrari, Massa said: "I don't know, to be honest. I think the only thing I know and the only thing I care of is to make everything right and to finish the race in a position I should finish, even if in the last race I didn't finish where I expected to finish.
"I was very strong, very happy with the car in the last race, even if I was not very lucky because on lap seven of the race I had a problem with the floor of my car and I lost a lot of downforce.
"The numbers of downforce I lost, it was like one second slower each lap, so it was a big thing, even if people do not want to believe it.
"That compromised my race, and then somebody didn't see my car and crashed in to me. But the problems started before and it was a race where I was so confident, so happy with the car and I am sure I could fight for the podium.
"We just need to put things together and I think if we put things together the results will come. I am sure that with the right result, it will be much easier for the future."
Massa feels that he has been getting stronger since the Monaco GP upturn in form, and sees no reason why he cannot do well in Silverstone this weekend.
"I think Monaco we were able to finish where we were supposed to. In Canada not, but Canada was also very strong. But there I made a stupid spin.
"I still don't know why I spun there. I was not trying to brake later or anything, I just hit a kerb and I spun. So, in Spain it was what I just said, it was good.
"I feel that the car is getting better. Things are getting better. I am getting stronger race-by-race as well, so we just need to put things together and things will be better."