Felipe Massa shutting out uncertainty over Ferrari future
|By Matt Beer||Tuesday, September 18th 2012, 09:18 GMT|
Felipe Massa says he is able to put the uncertainty about his future at Ferrari to the back of his mind despite the lack of news about his 2013 drive.
The Brazilian's seat has been in jeopardy for much of the season, but Ferrari recently emphasised that Massa could still retain the drive if he delivered results, and he showed stronger form in Belgium and Italy.
Ahead of this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix, Massa said he was able to shut out any fears about 2013 and know that if he focused on good race results, his future would take care of itself.
"There is no news on my future at the moment, but there's no doubt that good results will help," he said.
"I just need to keep pushing hard and getting good results, in the hope of hearing some good news soon.
"It's always better to know what the situation is, as of course I want to know what I'm doing next year. But I can tell you that it's never happened that I'm in the car in the middle of the race and I start thinking about what I'll do next year.
"However, I know that results are what matter, so if the situation arises where you have to take a risk in the race, then you have to think carefully about it, as you know your priority is to finish the race."
Ferrari protégé Sergio Perez was touted as the most likely replacement amid his spectacular form for Sauber but team president Luca di Montezemolo has insisted the Mexican needs more experience.
Red Bull's Mark Webber held talks with Ferrari before re-signing with his current team while long-running suggestions that Robert Kubica has a Ferrari future have yet to come to fruition as the Pole's recovery from severe injury continues.