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Felipe Massa starts the mindgames, heat on Hamilton

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Felipe Massa Title Showdown

With the title showdown coming closer, its Felipe Massa this time who has commenced the mindgames. Reacting sharply to reports that his title chances are considerably lesser than Lewis Hamilton’s, Felipe Massa had a lot to say.

“It is impossible to predict what will happen, but I think our car has always been very good at this circuit” the Brazilian Ferrari driver Felipe Massa said.

“I have my people behind me and all the pressure will be on Hamilton, especially when you think about what happened at this race last year.”

“The pressure on me is zero”

“It’s true that I have a harder job ahead of me to win the world title than for Lewis in terms of points but my game plan for the end of the week is more simple than his.”

“The one thing I must do is win. After that it’s just a case of seeing exactly what he has done and how many points we can win back.”

Last year too Lewis Hamilton was heavily favoured to win the title, but it didnt happen as he suffered gearbox problems. Hamilton eventually finished 7th in the last race last year if my memory serves me correctly.

Both Felipe Massa and Lewis Hamilton are vying for their maiden formula one driver’s title. While Hamilton has a 7 point advantage over Felipe Massa, Massa enjoys home crowd support at Brazil.

If Massa wins the championship , he shall be the first Brazilian since Ayrton Senna to win the title , Senna won the title in 1991.

Massa further exuded his confidence by claiming to know all the tricks and secrets of the Brazilian track.

Well what Massa said is true to a certain extent, he just has to win the race and hope Hamilton is sixth or below in the finish order. On the other hand its even easier for Hamilton, Lewis simply has to finish in top 5 and not care about Massa at all.

P.s. Why do i get this feeling that some penalty might decide the title ? 😛

Image: Ferrari Media

Written by Formula One Addict

October 29th, 2008 at 6:40 am

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