Felipe Massa has a genuine shot at winning the Australian Grand Prix. How long has it been since it has been possible to say something like that heading into a Formula 1 weekend?
Save for the 2010 German Grand Prix, in which Sebastian Vettel's excessive swerve off the line to block Fernando Alonso allowed Massa to take a lead he only lost to Ferrari team orders, the Brazilian has not seriously contended for a win since the end of his superb 2008 season.
But, astonishingly, if pre-season testing is to be believed, he is back in the running for big results.
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Edd Straw is Editor-in-Chief of Autosport, overseeing both print and digital versions of the brand. Edd has worked for Autosport since joining as a junior reporter in 2002. He became Editor in November 2014, having previously worked as National Editor, News Editor and Grand Prix Editor.
Originally from Guernsey in the Channel Islands, he joined Autosport shortly after graduating from university. He went on to cover a wide range of categories from club motorsport to the World Touring Car Championship and Le Mans to Formula 3 before switching to F1 full-time at the 2008 French Grand Prix. He continues to cover a range of international events in his position as Editor-in-Chief.
In his spare time, he was formerly a club racer whose abilities did not match his enthusiasm in a variety of categories.