Massa: We want to fight with Mercedes

Date published: March 9 2016 - Editor

Revealing the ambition of his Williams team, former Ferrari man Felipe Massa said the goal was to be up there with Mercedes.

After finishing in an impressive third position on the Constructors’ Championship last season, one spot ahead of Red Bull, Massa thinks the Grove-based team has the right tools and motivation to at least threaten Mercedes and Ferrari during the 2016 season.

"We have ambition, for sure," the Brazilian told motorsport.com. "We want to fight with Mercedes and all the other teams on track.

"We don’t know if it will be possible, but we need to believe it, and to try everything we can. Everybody starts from zero, so I hope we can do a better job than the last two years.

"But we know we have to keep our feet on the ground. Some teams are really strong – even Ferrari, a team that grew more last year.

"So we know it’s not easy, but we will try everything we can."