Massa admits good chance of new Ferrari deal

Felipe Massa at Silverstone

Felipe Massa at Silverstone

Felipe Massa has admitted that he has a good chance of staying at Ferrari for the 2014 season.

Team boss Stefano Domenicali said in Canada that the Brazilian is “absolutely” likely to remain Fernando Alonso’s teammate next year, despite a recent run of crashes.

“I think I have a good chance to stay here,” Massa told Brazil’s Agencia Estado at Silverstone.

“I have to keep working and getting good results because, after all, it’s the results that count. But I’m confident of doing well until the end of the season.”

Asked how long it might be before Ferrari present him with a 2014 contract to sign, the 32-year-old answered: “I don’t think [it will be] a long time.”

He denied that his recent run of crashes in Monaco and Montreal had hurt his confidence.

“I have never been a driver with problems of accidents, as happened in the last two races,” said Massa. “So I don’t think you can put pressure [on yourself] because of that.” (GMM)

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  • Spartacus

    It really depends if any another racing driver wishes to take up the Ferrari retirement package and give up any hope of winning a WDC. Any other driver has to accept he’ll be Alonso’s stooge and have to accept that certain things, such as his gearbox, will have mysterious faults that require the seal broken and no work to be carried out.