Turkish GP: Massa revels in Turkish Delight

MASSA - REVELLING IN TURKISH DELIGHT With such a track record of victories at circuits that suit his driving style, Scuderia Ferrari driver Felipe Massa speaks of his confidence ahead of the Turkish Grand Prix. Massa also talks about his chances...

MASSA - REVELLING IN TURKISH DELIGHT

With such a track record of victories at circuits that suit his driving style, Scuderia Ferrari driver Felipe Massa speaks of his confidence ahead of the Turkish Grand Prix. Massa also talks about his chances at the season finale in Abu Dhabi - a circuit layout that already excites the Brazilian.

In a recent in-depth interview with shell.com/ferrari, Felipe Massa said: "I love quick tracks like Spa and Turkey; everyone loves tracks where they have been successful." Following a difficult start to the season, Felipe explained why he rates his chances of doing well at Instanbul, saying "These tracks give me a lot of energy; they are very quick with especially quick corners - I prefer these kinds of tracks. I won three times in a row in Turkey and two times at Interlagos (Sao Paulo) and I have always been very competitive at my home track."

Massa also spoke about his chances in the second half of the season, especially at the new track in Abu Dhabi, which will host the final Grand Prix of the 2009 calendar. He explained, "I saw the project [Yas Marina circuit] and it is amazing to see what they are doing. It's just incredible and it looks really really nice. It looks amazing."

Massa, who narrowly missed out on the 2008 FIA Formula One World Drivers' Championship, commented that "it looks like a real track with some very technical areas that we don't have at normal tracks, but you may have in the city tracks. I think it's a very nice combination, a very nice mix of interesting areas. I'm sure it [the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix] will be one of the most incredible races in Formula One."

-credit: shell

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Felipe Massa
Teams Ferrari