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Massa's madness - Felipe praises his fellow team, believing BMW to be fast

Published by Christine

For some reason, on Friday last week, Massa came out and said that he thought BMW Sauber were the team to beat this year. He decided that after studying a lot of the testing adventures of the team, and on god knows what else. my opinion the BMW Sauber is the best of all at the moment.I'm saying this by not just looking at the fastest time of this last day, but by seeing their consistency over their long run simulations.

- Felipe Massa

Hmm. I can't imagine why he would bother to say such a thing, unless he's trying to make some friends somewhere. There may be more to this than meets the eye.

I mean, even BMW driver Nick Heidfeld has practically ridiculed the suggestions. Supposedly Heidfeld has said that BMW still has a long way to go until the start of the season and plenty still to be looking at.

It's nice to hear other people saying how fast we are, but we still do not know really. Until Melbourne no one knows what each team is doing.

- Nick Heidfeld

He went on to suggest that perhaps the comment from Massa was made to try and shift the pressure of expectations away from the top teams towards some of the mid-runners.

How intriguing.