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Massa: Now it’s time to turn the page

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Felipe Massa fully prepared to exit from his disappointing start to 2012 season following spending time at the Ferrari factory in Maranello examine his unsuccessful performances at the opening two races, Australia and Malaysia.

The Brazilian retired from opening race in Australia, he was clash with fellow citizen Williams F1’s Bruno Senna.

In last race at Malaysia he was managed 15th place, while his team-mate Fernando Alonso finish top on the podium and he now leading the drivers’ championship.

Massa told the Ferrari website: “I met my engineer Rob Smedley and I spent a lot of time with [technical director] Pat Fry, going over everything that happened, because this is the only way I think we can understand the reasons behind these two bad weekends.

“I am disappointed, there is no denying it – not scoring any points in two races hurts – but now it’s time to turn the page.

“It’s the not the first time I’ve gone through a difficult moment like this and I know well that things can change quickly, but now is the moment to do my utmost because I want this negative period to come to an end. I want things to return to normal, to a situation in which I can show my talent as I have always done and as the team knows I can do.”

“I was very happy to read and hear what was said by President Montezemolo, our boss Stefano Domenicali and my team-mate Fernando,” he said.

“Their words did not come as a surprise, because I know I can count on the support of what is a real second family for me, which is what Ferrari has been to me for all these years. I feel there is confidence around me, that the team is united in its support for me and that is very important. Now I want to transform that into results to pay back all this support.”


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