Massa Expecting a Good Result in China

Adam PooleAnalyst IOctober 15, 2008

Felipe Massa is expecting his F2008 to come across the line in a strong position at this weekend's Chinese Grand-Prix in Shanghai.

After the eventful race at Fuji (Japan) last week, the Brazilian sits just 5 points behind championship leader, Lewis Hamilton, as the cars head into the penultimate race of the season.

"Our car was quite competitive, which means I think we can expect to be equally competitive for the final two rounds of the championship," said Massa.

Felipe described last week's race as "interesting," and said, "It's always important to score more points than our closest rivals at this point in the championship, with just two races to go, so we can be pleased that we managed to do that.  It was definitely not the race we had expected to have, but in the end, it was a reasonable result."

The Ferrari driver is looking for a Ferrari one-two this weekend which will mean an improvement on last year's third place finish.

“I like the circuit and I think it will suit the F2008, so of course we will be aiming to get a one-two finish."

Teammate Kimi Raikkonen's drivers championship chances were over a while ago, but he believes he can continue to help the red cars gain the constructor title this year and said, "Our goal is a one-two win. I'll give it all to help Felipe and the team to gain the results we want."