Massa: Watch Out, I Have Nothing to Lose!
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“As for the final race, yes it's true I have a tougher job than Lewis in terms of the points situation, but my own objective for the weekend is much more straightforward than his. 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,” admitted Massa.
He then commented on his and his team's chances to walk away with a win on Sunday, insisting that Ferrari have always been strong at Interlagos. The Scuderia is now in pole position for securing their second consecutive title in F1, holding a 9-point advantage over rivals McLaren with 18 more points up for grabs in 2008.
“It is impossible to predict what will happen in the Brazilian Grand Prix, but I think our car has always been very good at this circuit, even if I cannot explain exactly why. For sure, Lewis will try and put pressure on me, but I have zero pressure, because I have nothing to lose. 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. I can't wait for the final Sunday of the season,” concluded the Brazilian.
Massa will have a strong ally in reigning F1 champ (until Sunday) Kimi Raikkonen, whose increased form in the last couple of races will most likely help the Brazilian put at least one driver behind him and Hamilton. The Brit will start the race with the same engine as in China, as well as a 3-race old gearbox.
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