Tuesday, June 26, 2007

F2007 now quicker - Felipe and Kimi

Felipe Massa and Kimi Raikkonen are expecting their Ferrari to be more competitive at the weekend's French grand prix. The red-clad pair fellsignificantly behind the pace of their dominant McLaren challenger sover the past three races, but at the Silverstone test last Thursday Massa set easily the quickest time as he assessed a new aerodynamicpackage for Magny Cours and beyond."I am very happy after this test," the Brazilian revealed at Fiorano on the weekend for a celebration marking Ferrari's 60th anniversary.He added: "On the track I noticed some positive effects immediately,so I am optimistic for France."Massa told La Gazzetta dello Sport that the new package should helpFerrari to improve its pace especially in qualifying trim."Silverstone is a track that already suits our car but we also learned a lot of useful things about aspects that did not work so well in thepast races," he said.Massa's Finnish teammate Raikkonen agreed that the Silverstone- specF2007 seemed "much better", but warned: "We don't know yet whether itwill be enough to go past McLaren. We will have to wait and see, butfor sure the car seems much better."

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