Felipe Massa has endorsed the FIA’s decision to prevent drivers from using the Drag Reduction System at Eau Rouge this weekend.
Writing on the official Ferrari website he said: “I have been following the discussion regarding the use of DRS at the Eau Rouge corner and I think banning its use there for the whole weekend is the right decision.
“As racing drivers, we would always try and use DRS there and that could lead to an accident, because of the particular nature of the corner. So, just as was the case in the tunnel in Monaco, I think this is the best solution.”
Massa also added his voice to the growing call for more testing in Formula 1: “I see there has also been talk about re-introducing some testing during the F1 season and I have to say I would be in favour of this.
“All drivers and teams want to be as well prepared as possible for each race and, as the top level of motorsport, some testing during the year should be allowed.
“Of course, we will never return to the way it used to be, with testing almost every day in between races, which was incredibly expensive. Maybe, we could do what they sometimes do in Moto GP and stay on at some circuits on the Monday after a race, which would reduce costs.”
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