Felipe Massa says that he is relaxed about his future at Ferrari because he believes he is the best candidate for the Italian team.
Team boss Stefano Domenicali told O Estado de S.Paulo newspaper at the weekend that the 32-year-old Brazilian’s form means he is likely to stay in 2014.
“If Felipe keeps going as he has been, I do not see any problem for the future,” he said.
Massa told Brazil’s Totalrace that he is happy with his current situation.
“I am calm, I think the most important thing is to have good pace,” he said, amid speculation that his three recent crashes in Monaco and Canada might have hurt his bid for a new contract.
“I’m feeling good in the car. I’m very upset with what happened with the tyres in Bahrain, and with the crashes I have had,” Massa admitted.
“That has hurt my points a lot, but I’m happy with the car and with my driving, and that’s what counts the most,” he added.
Massa said he could only imagine Ferrari making a driver change if there was a clearly better candidate on the market.
“In my opinion, if there was someone so much better to put in my place, okay,” he insisted. “But I think not.” (GMM)
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