Felipe Massa says he is determined to do his best in Korea in order to help Ferrari in the championship following a series of disappointing races.
The Brazilian, whose team has called on him to help teammate Fernando Alonso in the drivers' championship, has been unable to assist the Spanish driver in the last couple of races. Massa retired from the Japanese Grand Prix after crashing on the opening lap, having finished only eighth in the previous race in Japan. Now the Ferrari driver is aiming to redeem himself in Korea this weekend.
"I was at home in Brazil for about one week and I made good use of my time, getting as well prepared as possible for the final trio of races, which is going to be very important for me on a personal level to fight back after the disappointing outcome of the last two races in Japan and before that Singapore," said Massa. "However, more importantly, I will be trying to bring home a significant number of points to help the Scuderia in its fight for both championships."
The Brazilian, who has qualified in the top three just twice this year, is looking to put on a strong qualifying performance and then try to be a factor in the fight for the drivers' title.
"As for my aims this weekend, firstly we need to qualify well on Saturday and after that, in the race, I want to be in the middle of the battle for the drivers' championship, fighting with those five drivers who are chasing the title, which is the best thing I can do to help Ferrari's and Fernando's aspirations as we head for the end of the championships.
"Korea will be the last of a trio of Far Eastern races and I would like to arrive back in Sao Paolo for my home race, with a good result in my pocket. I know that everyone in the team, at the track and the factory is completely pumped up for the challenge of these last three races and I am equally keen to give them my best shot."