Championship is over for me and Ferrari: Massa

2009-05-12 13:52 BJT

Brazilian Felipe Massa wrote off his and Ferrari's Formula One championship chances on Sunday.

Despite scoring his first points of the season with sixth place at the Spanish Grand Prix, Massa shook his head when asked whether he felt he could still fight for the title with just three points to Briton Jenson Button's 41 from five races.

"I don't think this year. Maybe next year," said the 2008 overall runner-up.

"We have so many problems to solve. First of all improve the car, second of all the problems we had today in the race, all the problems we had during the season.

"Brawn have won four times in five races. I mean, how can you fight?

"Even if we improve the car massively, it doesn't mean they will not score points," Massa told reporters after almost running out of fuel and finishing sixth at the Circuit de Catalunya.

Asked by Reuters whether it was all over, he added: "I think yes. I think so. But it doesn't mean that we will not fight for victory. I think if we carry on like that, we can fight for victories."

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