Hamilton to Face Hostile Crowd in Brazil
“He will be taunted. It's natural the fans will be against him. Knowing Brazilians at Interlagos, there could be some dirty words,” Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport quoted Massa as saying. However, the Brazilian insisted that all 'dirty work' will be taking place in the grandstands and not on the racetrack, slamming rumors that he'd take Hamilton out of the race if he had the chance.
“Playing dirty has never been part of my game. I don't want anything to do with it,” said Massa earlier this week, following Eddie Jordan's comments. The former F1 team owner has recently advised Hamilton to take Massa out of the race to secure the title, just like the Brazilian had done in Japan.
Massa admitted, however, that he needs a lot of luck to win the world title this season, as he comes to Brazil having 7 points less than Hamilton in the overall classification. Focusing only on winning the race – as that's the best he could do on Sunday – the Ferrari-an needs Hamilton to finish 6th or worst to have a shot on winning the drivers' crown.
“I only have to focus on winning the race on Sunday afternoon, hopefully with my team-mate second behind me. The only thing I am thinking about is winning. After that, the matter is not in my hands and we will have to wait and see exactly what and how much we have won. I have my people behind me and all the pressure will be on him, especially when you think about what happened at this race last year.”