There are certainly a few ways to look at Felipe Massa’s recent rant on AUTOSPORT and I’ll choose to take the positive approach. Felipe is not happy with the bad luck he feels he’s having of late and that’s good. We haven’t seen that kind of fire from him in quite a while so it is a positive sign to see the Brazilian fired up over his season.
The other side of the coin is that he could still be at Ferrari and fumbling around mid-field like Kimi Raikkonen (his replacement) currently is and like he had been for the past couple of years. I tend to think the glass is half full for Felipe because I think many felt his career was winding down and had no contextual reference of Williams F1 soaring back up the grid in a relatively competitive car for 2014.
It’s great to see Felipe get a second look at F1 with the Williams F1 ride and the Mercedes power unit. He’s most likely having a better chance to score than he would have at Ferrari and that’s a good thing right? It is as long as you’re not having bad luck I suppose. While I applaud Felipe’s tough love for his team and prodding to get decent results, I found this statement the most insightful: