Felipe Massa claims he was the only Ferrari driver in 2013 to work in the new driver simulator at Maranello.
Dropped by Ferrari after an eight-year career wearing red, the Brazilian has moved to Williams over the winter and claims he is completely happy.
“To be honest, I feel that I needed this change, and maybe it’s the same for Ferrari,” said Massa, speaking to Portuguese-language publications this week in Sao Paulo.
“When time passes and the situation is the same, you end up losing motivation,” he admitted.
“I’m very happy,” said the 32-year-old, “especially the way I was received by Williams.
“Since the first day I arrived at the factory, everyone helped me a lot, embracing me 100 per cent and believing in my potential.