Massa admits results will decide Ferrari future

Felipe Massa has admitted his results need to improve if he hopes to remain at Ferrari next year.

The one-time World Championship contender has raced for Ferrari since 2006 and has partnered World Champions Michael Schumacher, Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso while at the Italian team.

But despite being retained by Ferrari after his life-threatening crash during qualifying for the 2009 Hungarian Grand Prix, the Brazilian has failed to establish himself against Fernando Alonso, scoring only 43 per cent of his team-mate’s total during their three-and-a-half seasons together.

Despite a number of race-ending incidents already in 2013, Massa says he is happy with how he’s driving in 2013 and that consistency, not speed, is what will decide where he is in 2014.

“The results will decide whether I stay here or move teams,” he said.

“I’m happy the way I’m driving in terms of pace.

“We just need to finish the races in the normal way and get consistency. In doing that, the results will be there.”

Massa has out-qualified team-mate Alonso three times in ten races this season, but has failed to finish ahead of the Spaniard in any race and currently sits 72 points behind his team-mate.

He is one of many drivers without contracts for 2014 – 14 seats are yet to be decided upon for next season.


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