Williams F1 driver Felipe Massa has conceded that the Ferrari F1 team is much faster than his team after losing out to Sebastian Vettel in the race to finish behind the two pace setting Mercedes cars at the season opening Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne last weekend.
The Brazilian was caught behind Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo and was passed by the much faster Vettel on lap 20 and eventually finished fourth behind the German by four seconds. Massa said that Ferrari did have the quicker car but he also said that he would have kept Vettel behind him if not for the time he lost behind Ricciardo.
Massa said that it is true that Ferrari did have a little advantage in terms of pace, not more than one-tenths of a second, but it is difficult to be absolutely sure about it. He added that however, being in the front was the best way to go about it because it was not an easy track to overtake on.
Felipe Massa mentioned that it was not nice to lose the position like that but he added that it was just the first race of the season and that they are still in with a fighting chance. He said that the Williams F1 team knows that the Ferrari is better and are more competitive than last season and so, the championship will not be easy and will be more competitive. The team is in with a fight but it would have been better to have more points on the board. Continue reading