Sep.15 (GMM) Felipe Massa has said he does not expect his Ferrari teammate and reigning world champion Kimi Raikkonen to help him win the 2008 title.
"Whether I do it or not is completely separate to what Kimi or anyone else does," the Brazilian told the German newspaper Welt am Sonntag."I am sitting in the car, I am the one who wins races or makes mistakes. It is my game," the 27-year-old added.Massa said his relationship with Raikkonen, nicknamed 'the iceman', is strictly professional."We work with each other and want Ferrari to be world champion. But we are not friends; we have no private relationship."If we are together in a meeting, when it is finished he opens the door and is gone," he said.He is much closer to Michael Schumacher, who Massa describes not as a former teammate or team advisor, but "like an older brother".Massa said he believes he can beat Lewis Hamilton, the high profile championship leader who drives for McLaren, to the crown."Otherwise I should not even be sitting in a Ferrari," he insisted.