Massa: You never give up hope and I will try to get one more victory 10 October, 2013 Felipe Massa and his race engineer Rob Smedley interviewed by Sky TV at Suzuka All sportsmen are born optimists and as Felipe Massa’s time with Ferrari comes to an end, the Brazilian told the media at his regular Thursday press meeting, here in a very hot and humid Suzuka paddock, that he still thinks about winning a race before the end of the year. “It’s a dream but anything is possible,” affirmed the Brazilian. “Anything is possible in this job: how many times have we seen a guy win a race without being in the best car. You never give up hope and I will try to get one more victory.” However, Felipe didn’t feel a win was essential to boost his CV as he talks to other teams about his future. “I think my experience matters more,” he said. Last time Felipe Massa won a grand prix was in Brazil back in 2008 “Everyone knows what I can bring to a team, especially at a time when everything will start from zero with new rules and I think I can bring a lot to a team.” There are still four more rounds before we get to the Paulista’s home race, but the media are already quizzing him about what is bound to be a very emotional weekend. “It’s always very emotional for a Brazilian, but even more so in your last race for Ferrari,” he said. “I hope I can have a great race and a great result, but before then, I hope we can go well in all these last races.” As to how Felipe will tackle the remaining race, one words sums up his attitude: aggression. Felipe Massa with Fernando Alonso at Suzuka “I will take an aggressive approach.” he said. “I did that in the last race, but unfortunately it didn’t pay off as I spun. But you need to take risks and I will keep trying.” As for the 2014 season and the new rule changes, Felipe shares concerns that the need to save fuel could turn races into an “economy run.” “Yes, it could be very frustrating to have to save fuel,” he agreed with the interviewer. “Everything will be different, from the way you have to drive, the way you race and manage the car and how you use the fuel.” “I just hope it can be interesting to watch for the spectators and viewers and that it can also be interesting for the drivers. But we shouldn’t complain about something before we know how it’s going to be,” concluded Massa. (Ferrari) Subbed by AJN. Related NewsMassa ignores Ferrari team orders but Alonso not concernedAlonso: It’s a happy day – the leading points scorer in F1 is something greatFerrari: It’s important that we do not let up at all over the final four racesFerrari: The positions more or less reflect our expectationFerrari: We were not as competitive as we wanted to beAlonso: We will try and enjoy the races, attack all the time and keep pushingMassa: Japan has an incredible set of F1 fans and many cheer for FerrariAlonso: I am a fan of Samurai culture and that is one of the things that inspires meJoy for Massa, but gloom for Alonso at SuzukaFerrari: He who laughs last laughs longest! Traguardo This fuel is going to be a big issue, bigger than this years tyres. 100Kg’s of fuel, is only 67% of what they are allowed to use this year. Thinking of this fuel issue, a Prius-race might be more interesting to watch. Next year im hoping for a lot of blowing engines and fires and other reliability issues.. since the racing will be something from past from next year. a bloody shame. freaking goldfish-hippies at the FIA. sebolonso Intresting picture from Interlagos 2008. Alonso climbing up on the throne, Kimi stepping down. Domenicali looking sad and ashamed and Massa just lost ( even WDC). From that point onward Ferrari downhill started.