Massa says Brawn will win championship

The Brawn team will win this year's championship following its dominant start to the season, according to Ferrari driver Felipe Massa

Massa says Brawn will win championship

"I'm not the kind of guy who gives up very easily, so I'll fight until the last corner of the last race. But, in my experience, Brawn will be champions," Massa told reporters in Istanbul.

"It's impossible to believe that they are going to lose the championship. For me it's already over.

"Maybe for Red Bull is not over yet, but for us, we are completely behind in the championship. That doesn't mean we won't fight in every race to win. I will try to win as many races as possible this season. And we will try to fight until the end. Mathematically it's still possible, but it's quite difficult.

"For me it's quite difficult to believe that Brawn will not score points anymore. They have a really competitive car with which is easy to score points. So even if we win as many races as possible, they are going to be there.

"But anyway, we will fight until the end and try to win as many races as possible and see where we can get," added the Brazilian, who is looking to score his first win of the season at this weekend's Turkish Grand Prix.

Massa has won in Turkey from pole position for the last three years, and the Ferrari driver feels his team is now in a position to start thinking about race wins following a dismal start to the season.

The Brazilian, however, reckons it's too early to think Ferrari is the second strongest team behind Brawn.

"For sure we showed a great improvement in the last race," he said. "Starting at Barcelona and also in the last race we showed a great performance. We still want to improve more and be in a position to fight for victory.

"If it's here it would be fantastic, to be here with a competitive car to fight for victory. And if it's not here, I hope we can carry on with the development to improve the car.

"I think we cannot say yet that we are the second best team in the field. At the moment we've just done one race in front of Red Bull, so we would like to have other races in front of them and in front of Brawn as well to see if we can say that. This race will be very, very competitive.

"We are going to have another difficult race. Brawn is very strong, Red Bull they are very good in this kind of track. But we have some new parts in the car which can give us extra performance so I'm looking forward to fight for victory or another very good result."

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