Massa sure bad luck will change

By on Thursday, August 28, 2014
Williams Martini Racing

Williams Martini Racing

Felipe Massa is sure that his fortunes will change as he seeks to end a run of bad luck in the 2014 season.

Massa has been hit by several issues in both qualifying and races this season, the most recent coming in Belgium when he collected tyre debris early on which compromised the performance of his Williams FW36.

The Brazilian, who went on to finish in 13th place at Spa-Francorchamps, is nonetheless confident that matters will improve.

"I think it’ll change," he said. "I'm not the only one, if you look at Lewis [Hamilton], [Sebastian] Vettel, this can happen, I didn’t do anything wrong to anyone to have bad luck, so it will change, I won't worry about that.

"For sure it’s not nice, it’s disappointing, it’s not the first time I'm disappointed for something that's happened. I'm already in the position that I know how I need to work, so I’m sure it'll come right."

Massa also praised team-mate Valtteri Bottas, who has claimed four podiums this season and currently sits in fifth place in the championship, although he believes that without misfortune, he too would be in a similar place.

"He’s a great driver, quick, intelligent, working very hard," he said. "It’s clear that he’s doing everything correct - without having problems like I have! He did a good job and something that I know I can do. For sure people need to see him like a good driver, a great driver, not just him but [Daniel] Ricciardo, many others [too], so it’s like that. He’s [Bottas] still young, he can fight for the championship."

Massa is also sure he'll receive a warm welcome from Ferrari fans at next weekend's Italian Grand Prix as he prepares to race at Monza for the first time since his departure from the squad.

"I have good fans, the Ferrari fans like me and I will have a good feeling there even not racing for Ferrari, I hope I can do a good race," he said.

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