Felipe Massa thinks he has now turned the corner on his season, after another encouraging performance over the Canadian Grand Prix weekend.
The Brazilian had struggled in the early stages of the campaign, and was under pressure to get things sorted amid speculation that Ferrari could elect to replace him. But with setup changes having helped him deliver his best weekend of the season so far in Monaco, Massa has been further encouraged that similar pace has been carried through to Montreal.
"I feel the car is much more comfortable to drive since Monaco," explained Massa. "In all the sessions I have been competitive, and in all the qualifyings as well.
"The car is easier to drive: it is more consistent, and more comfortable for my style as well. I really think that the direction will be from Monaco on, improving and fighting for much better positions like now compared to before."
Massa believes the transformation in his form has been the result of both general progress to the F2012 as well as specific revisions to the way his car was being setup.
"We improved the car," he said. "The car is better, definitely. I changed many things on my setup. I feel much more comfortable. It took a little bit of time, but we understood some directions that work better for me."