Massa admits: I was worried

2012-10-26 10:23:00

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Massa admits: I was worried

Felipe Massa says he was "worried" his Ferrari career would end this season after a trying 18 months...

Felipe Massa says he was "worried" his Ferrari career would end this season after a trying 18 months.


Failing to reach the podium last year, Massa was in need of a flying start to this season but that did not materialise.

Instead it took the Brazilian until the 15th race of the Championship, Japan, to secure his first top-three result.

However, that came in the nick of time ensuring Ferrari re-signed him for another season.

"Yes there were moments when I was worried, but then, after things started to improve, I was very calm about what would happen," Massa said.

"I did look around at the situation in other teams, but I never had what one could call real discussions with them, because I always wanted to stay here."

He added: "Why did Ferrari decide to extend my contract? You the press also know me well and know what I can do.

"I am capable of doing a good job, knowing how to put together all aspects, from my driving, to the way I work with the team, the car, it's set-up and so on and that way, I've been able to enjoy myself and win what I have won.

"I am sure if I do all that again then the results will come."

And the 31-year-old reckons his improved results will only assist him in claiming even better results as one positive leads to another.

"Mentally, I am much happier and calm, because I believe good results bring other good elements and that helps create other positives.

"In the end, I don't think the car had changed that much but it's also true that before August, I also had good races but something happened that meant I could not finish in the positions I should have done.

"From then on, we have managed to put together good races, both in terms of pace and because nothing went wrong in those races.

"So I am much happier and more motivated now. It's been good for me and of course, it's also good for the team."

Felipe Nasr and Valtteri Bottas head out to begin the fourth and final day

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