‘Hot weather will suit Ferrari’

Brazilian driver Felipe Massa optimistic ahead of Hungarian GP.


News Desk July 22, 2013
The Maranello outfit’s title hopes have reached a crucial stage. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

Expected sweltering conditions forecasted for this weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix has raised Ferrari driver Felipe Massa’s confidence in his team giving a strong show, even though he admitted the track has traditionally favoured Red Bull, according to Sky Sports.

The Maranello outfit’s title hopes have reached a crucial stage as this will be their final attempt to make an impact before the teams head for a summer break. Ferrari will be looking to change the trend which has seen Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel win two of the last three races and take a 34-point Drivers’ Championship lead over Fernando Alonso.

However, Massa insists they are putting efforts in overcoming their F138’s weaknesses and welcomes the prospects of high ambient conditions at the Hungaroring.

“We are trying everything we can to improve the car,” said Massa. “Even if Hungary is normally a good track for Red Bull, I hope we can be competitive there. I think it’s important to get the hot conditions as they’re always a big help.”

Published in The Express Tribune, July 23rd, 2013.

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