Formula One News » F1 2013 – Massa: We can be competitive at the Hungaroring Posted on 24/07/2013
Felipe Massa has rubbished suggestions the tight and twisty nature of the Hungaroring will not suit the Ferrari and believes they will be competitive.
Speaking to the official Ferrari website, Massa said “People say the characteristics of our car are not best suited to this circuit and that it will be tough for us to fight for the win here, but I am not sure this is an accurate assessment, because there have been other circuits where we expected our car to be very strong and it was not and vice versa.
“The important thing will be to get a good understanding of exactly how the car is reacting as quickly as possible. The circuit requires as much down force as possible, because the speed down the straight is not so important here. You need a car that is very stable and that is kind to the tyres to avoid degradation. I think we can be competitive, so I’m hoping our weekend goes in the opposite way to what people are expecting.”
“The most important thing is always the race result and I hope this weekend will deliver that for me, as the last couple of races have not been so successful, there was always something happening which meant I couldn’t finish as high up as I should have done.
“Therefore what I would like most of all is to turn things around, because going on holiday with a good result under my belt would really make the difference.”