Massa: "I do not take half a second to none", listenOpens the chest in an interview with Brazilian journalists in Monaco
"I think that, even if the press criticizes me by not saying the right thing, I feel respected and, even if today I don't have a WDC on my resumé, people know I could have won the title".
"Of course, it is always best to listen carefully, but we have to be ready for everything. There's no use in read and change your mind upon reading. Work is what matters. I always had problems, like financial problems, and it would not always be out on magazines. That doesn't change the moment I am in and I need to think about my work, that's what matters".
"The day I come and not speak the truth is the day I will stop racing. I am one of the few drivers who speak the truth in an interview. I am the first one to say what's going on. We already talked about what's happening with the tyres and I won't race to take six tenths from anyone".
"I always raced strong team-mates, maybe I was the only one. So, if we take a closer look, it is a certainty that those who are asking [about Massa beaing beaten by Alonso] are not 'top' press journalists. Some will ask, but those are the ones who will always want to joke around and are not pros. I am and when I have problems, I will speak out".
"If the guy is happy or not, that's his problem. I am very happy to be the way I am and the day I walk into a team or into the championship to take six tenths from anybody, it is the moment to stop"."Alonso is a fine driver, but Kimi was excellent, and also was Schumacher. It is impossible to say Fernando is better than them. I believe that in those races I really had a problem. They day I don't have a problem I will admit it, so, it is not a correct comparison".
"I always heard about it [rumours about his Ferrari seat]; there's always someone stepping up to replace me. What affects me is my situation inside the team, and I am fine. With the problems I had, the team knows what was it, I do too and that's what really matters".
"The important thing is the confidence inside the team. If Ferrari does not want me to win and to be well, I am the one changing things, not the rumours. I am just not happy because I want to see this problem out soon. Other than that, I am fine inside the team and I am not worried about rumours".
Thanks to Faisal from Orkut who invariably has picked this story from our earlier forum