Felipe Massa says he will maintain his aggressive approach to racing despite his spin on the first lap in Korea.
Massa has five races left for Ferrari and is seeking a seat for the 2014 season.
“I will take an aggressive approach,” said Massa in Suzuka. “I did that in the last race, but unfortunately it didn’t pay off as I spun.”
“But you need to take risks and I will keep trying.”
It’s almost five years since Massa last won a race but he hopes the knowledge he has accumulated in over 180 grand prix starts will count in his favour on the driver market.
“I think my experience matters more. Everyone knows what I can bring to a team, especially at a time when everything will start from zero with new rules and I think I can bring a lot to a team.”
Massa echoed the words of technical director Pat Fry by warning that next year’s 100kg fuel limit could have a severe effect on the racing.
“Yes, it could be very frustrating to have to save fuel. Everything will be different, from the way you have to drive, the way you race and manage the car and how you use the fuel.
“I just hope it can be interesting to watch for the spectators and viewers and that it can also be interesting for the drivers. But we shouldn’t complain about something before we know how it’s going to be.”
2013 Japanese Grand Prix
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