Ferrari F138 much better tahn the F2012 insists Massa 25 February, 2013 Felipe Massa Ferrari driver Felipe Massa has clarified his recent assessment that the team’s F138 is “on a different planet” compared to last year’s F2012. Although the Brazilian struggled for much of last season, the Maranello team and Fernando Alonso recovered sufficiently so that the Spaniard was a title challenger right until the last lap. So if the F138 is “on a different planet”, why then are commentators saying Red Bull, Lotus and possibly McLaren are currently looking better in pre-season testing? Asked about the ‘planet’ comment, Massa told O Estado de S.Paulo newspaper: “Yes, I said it, but I was comparing it (the F138) with what we had at the beginning of last year’s testing. This (2013) car is good,” he added, “but still ‘green’. When we develop it, we will see.” “I have seen people doing good times, like Red Bull, Lotus McLaren. As far as we can talk, we will have a package of new components here (in Barcelona) next week and then in Melbourne. “But we are in a much better condition than in 2012,” said Massa. (GMM) Tweet Related NewsVettel first Ferrari test not breach of contractRed Bull play hardball block Vettel’s Ferrari testDe la Rosa: Ferrari not giving up on this yearBianchi: When Ferrari need me I am readyFerrari: We completed our programme and lapped quicklyDe la Rosa says F1 drivers doing too little drivingFerrari: We learned a lotFerrari: We made up for time lost on day oneFerrari report from Barcelona testTech Talk: What did Ferrari have in their bag of tricks at the final test in Bahrain? fools ”But we are in a much better condition than in 2012,” said Massa ——————————————————————————- thats good to know.