Felipe Massa believes Ferrari can be competitive in this weekend's Indian Grand Prix after topping the times on Friday. The Brazilian posted a best time of 1m25.706s to finish on top ahead of World Champion Sebastian Vettel.
"I think the car was competitive," said Massa. "We will see tomorrow, how Red Bull and McLaren were running in terms of fuel and everything, but I think the car was good and I did good laps as well. When the car is good and you do a good lap, you can be on the top."
The Ferrari driver admitted the dust, especially off the racing line, was making things very tricky.
"The track was very dirty off line. It was very difficult, a lot of sand outside of the line, but it is a nice track," said Massa, who reckons Pirelli has chosen the wrong tires for the weekend, as he feels the hard compound is too hard for the Buddh circuit.
"I think maybe the hard tire is too hard for this track. It was really possible to drive the same tires as the last race here because the asphalt is so smooth and the degradation is much lower than expected," he said. "We saw that in Korea when we had soft and super-soft there. Everyone was scared but it was fine as it was the right choice and here, looking at the asphalt, it is not so different so for me it was not the right direction to bring the hard."