Felipe Massa admits that having his final race for Ferrari in his home country in Brazil will make for an emotional weekend.
He also says he has nothing to lose as he tries to finish his stint with the team with a victory.
“I think the Brazilian GP is always very emotional,” he said when asked by SPEED Blog if he’d thought about Interlagos yet. “And especially when you see that you are there and in your last race for Ferrari, after such a long story. For sure it will be emotional, and I hope I can have a great race there, a great result, because the result makes things even more emotional. I hope we can have a fantastic last race – not just the last race but all these races, and especially the last race for Ferrari, for my history in Ferrari, and in Brazil.
“I’ll keep having an aggressive approach. We have nothing to lose, to be honest. So I’ll try the best I can. I spun not to hit (Nico) Rosberg [in Korea], so it happens. Sometimes you need to risk a little bit, but I mean, the drive there in the last race was good, the pace was good. Unfortunately, this cost me some points at the end of the race.
“We can never give up, and I will try the best, definitely, to finish with at least one more victory with Ferrari. It will be fantastic. I will try everything I can. And I hope he helps me as well, Fernando (Alonso, teammate).”
Massa also stressed that his best calling card for next season was his experience, rather than a good result in the last few races of 2013.
“I think the experience is a lot more important than anything,” he said. “Definitely, the result is always good to have, whatever circumstance. People always remember the last race more than the ones before. But I think everybody knows what I can bring to a team. Everybody knows how important I can be to a team, as well. We start from zero, new rules, so I think I have a lot to give to a team, and this makes more sense than just one result.”Felipe Massa, Ferrari, Formula 1, Japan GP