Massa confident over 2013 title chances
27 March 2013 – Ferrari driver Felipe Massa believes he will have a chance of fighting for the 2013 world title if the F138 chassis is developed effectively, with the Brazilian enjoying a solid start to the campaign courtesy of top five results in Australia and Malaysia.
Massa last claimed victory at the 2008 Brazilian Grand Prix, the year he finished runner-up to title-winner Lewis Hamilton, but he says he feels 'very confident' about his team's position after bouncing back from the troubles of 12 months ago.
"I think we need to be confident and I am very confident," said Massa. "We need to keep our feet on the ground, but we know that there has been a great deal of work on the car from last year to this year.
"There is a lot to do to make this car better, to make the evolution right on this car and to make this car more competitive. I think if we carry on in this direction the chance of winning races and to fight for the world championship is there."
Ahead of next month's Chinese Grand Prix, Massa sits fifth in the Drivers' standings with 22 points to his name, four points ahead of team-mate Fernando Alonso.