Ferrari could capitalise on the apparent turmoil within the championship challenging Renault team.
That was the hint to reporters of Brazil’s Felipe Massa at Suzuka on Thursday, as his teammate Michael Schumacher – who picked up a slight cold in the few days since Shanghai – moves within striking distance of reigning champion Fernando Alonso’s drivers’ crown.
”I have heard something about that,” Massa said, referring to Alonso’s continuing query in Japan about the will of Renault, and teammate Giancarlo Fisichella, to help him beat Schumacher to the crown.
”I don’t want to comment too much about it,” 25-year-old Massa insisted, ”except to say that at Ferrari we cooperate in total harmony.
”We are 100 per cent motivated to deliver a good result here and also in Brazil.”