Massa fastest during Copa Fiat testing in Brazil 20 August, 2012 Felipe Massa in the cockpit of the Copa Fiat at Interlagos Aug.20 (GMM) Felipe Massa, who is fighting to keep his seat at Ferrari after seven consecutive seasons with the famous Italian team, gave his August break a boost at the weekend by going P1 at his home circuit, Interlagos. He was faster than regulars including former grand prix driver Christian Fittipaldi during practice for a round of the Brazilian Copa Fiat touring car series. “Having one set of tyres more than the others helped me but I was not expecting to be quicker than excellent and experienced drivers like Christian Fittipaldi, Cacà Bueno and André Bragantini, who are leading the championship,” said Massa. Meanwhile in the Auto Motor und Sport mid-season ranking the 31-year-old was a lowly seventeenth – 16 places behind his excellent teammate Fernando Alonso and even reportedly outclassed by drivers including Daniel Ricciardo and Vitaly Petrov. “Many people believe this is the first time I’ve been in such a situation,” Massa is quoted by the Russian website f1news.ru. “It’s not. It happened a lot in the series I did before Formula One – if I did not win the race then I probably wouldn’t have the money to do the next one.” Subbed by AJN. Tweet Related NewsFerrari looking to Haas for F1 junior teamMattiacci ‘confirms’ 2015 lineup yet againFerrari: We have missed out on a great opportunityAlonso: Fourth on the grid is a good surpriseFerrari: We are reasonably pleased with the outcomePirelli: We expect a dry raceMisunderstanding as Allison replaces Fry at press conferenceFerrari: Mixed fortunes for Scuderia FerrariAlonso reveals intention to extend deal with FerrariFerrari: Spa and Monza will be tough weekends Hawk I can see where this is going.. Jody Renza Massa will stay for another season before all the big moves happens. hillside Massa fits perfectly in Mclaren as #2 driver BuddyBenny That’s how bad it’s getting… they need to write articles of Felipe’s success in other motoring events. I wouldn’t mind seeing Massa grab a podium or two in Spa and Monza, get him back in business. K-15- Was Massa driving alone??