Felipe Massa says Ferrari is not pinning its title hope beliefs solely on the fact that changes to the way teams can use blown diffusers from the British Grand Prix could mix up the order at the front of the field.
Although Red Bull Racing's rivals are all hopeful that the ban on the off-throttle use of blown diffusers will allow them to close the gap on the World Championship leaders, Massa says that Ferrari will need to keep pushing hard elsewhere if it is to win the championship.
"For me, the regulations do not change anything for the moment," said Massa, when asked if his optimism on the title was boosted by the changes coming for the British GP. "We will see at Silverstone if we gain anything or not. But it is impossible to be optimistic now because of the regulation change. We don't know how it is going to be and maybe it doesn't change anything. We need to wait and see."
Although Massa is current 129 points behind Sebastian Vettel in the title standings, he says that he and the team will not give up until the crown is totally out of its reach.
"We can still fight for the championship, because while the mathematics say it is still possible then nothing is impossible," he said. "But for sure it will not be easy. It will be very difficult. We need to keep our feet on the ground, and try to do the best we can all the time. It will be very difficult but we need to fight."