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Tyre degradation is significant – Massa

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Sept.24 – The Ferrari’s Felipe Massa says that tyre performance will decide tomorrow race winner, the Brazilian believe degradation one of the key fear between the 12 teams on the grid, He set the sixth quickest time in qualifying for Saturday Qualifying.

“Sixth is definitely not the result we were aiming for, but we have to accept it,” Massa commented. “Now we must think about the race which definitely does not look like being an easy one: tyre degradation is significant, both on the Soft and the Supersoft and will have to be able to adapt to that as best we can. I think that, as never before, getting the strategy right will be the key to having a good race. Today, it was not easy putting together a perfect lap and, even if the car was much improved compared to the last free practice session, I still had a lot of oversteer, especially when the rear tyres were overheating in the second and third sectors.

The Brazilian said about the incident with Lewis Hamilton in Q3 first session. With the duo fighting closely for track position in the final few curve of the lap.

“The incident with Hamilton? Honestly, I don’t understand why he wanted to pass at all costs: we were all in a line on our ‘out’ lap and there was nothing to be gained from acting like that,” he summed up.


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