Friday, September 24, 2010

Massa: There is much work to do but...

Felipe Massa has conceded that he was not ‘particularly pleased’ with the balance of his Ferrari F10 today in practice for this Sunday’s Singapore Grand Prix, the fifteenth round in the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship.

The Brazilian ended the day down in seventh place, his best lap a 1 minute 48.341 seconds.

That left him over half a second off his team-mate, Fernando Alonso and 1.6 seconds off pace setter Sebastian Vettel. Massa still believes though that he - and the Scuderia - can be competitive around the 3.149 mile street circuit.

"We did a lot of laps to try out different configurations on the car, especially comparing performance with and without the blown rear wing. I am not particularly pleased with the balance of the car and that is another reason why we spent a lot of time on track in the first session, even when track conditions were not ideal. Especially on the soft tyres, I had a bit too much oversteer,” he said.

“There is much work to do but I think we can be competitive all the same, even up against Red Bull who seem to be very strong.

“The track was very slippery when it was still damp, especially the kerbs and the part that was recently resurfaced.

“The hard tyres take a while to get up to temperature, which is not the case with the soft ones, although these probably suffer a bit more from degradation," Massa concluded.

Source: GP Update

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