Madonna di Campiglio, 17 January –Every year, the level of competition in Formula 1 increases and the stability in the regulations makes it more of a challenge for the teams. The hierarchy is determined by the unity and harmony of those involved, in every area, including the drivers. It’s something Felipe Massa has been well aware of throughout his career. In 2012, like never before he got plenty of opportunities to demonstrate his spirit as a team player, there for the good of the team. This aspect is certainly a cornerstone for all teams, but it’s the form and the performance he showed in 2008 that Felipe really wants to recapture in order to guaranteee, to himself as much as anyone, a consistency in terms of performance, if he is to have designs on the world title.
”Felipe ended the press conference with a few observations on the new Ferrari which will be unveiled on 1 February and on who might be his rivals in 2013. “We must wait and see the new car on track and right from the second test, we will have some indication, but it won’t be until Australia that we will know if we have done a good job. Vettel is definitely one of our main rivals, but McLaren also finished last year with a very quick car and the stability of the regulations means they too will be contenders. In any case, I am confident in my team and I am sure Ferrari will be in the hunt.”