F1 Raceweek: No pressure on Rosberg, Massa not worried about F1 future


The 2016 Formula One season heads to the famous Hungaroring this weekend as the fierce battle for the drivers' championship rumbles on.

Defending F1 champion Lewis Hamilton has rediscovered his form in recent months, winning four of the last five races.

The Brit has managed to close the gap to championship leader and Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg from 43 points to just one in the process. 

However, Rosberg - winner of the first four races of the season - insists he is not feeling the pressure despite heading into Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix without a podium in 10 starts at the track.

"We can all agree on the fact that so far up to now I've had the best season of all drivers. That's the fact for me, which I'm focusing on," the German said.

"As I've said though, in general I don't look at the big picture, because the best approach for me to win races is just to focus on the weekend at hand.

"Now we look at Hungary and try and get the best out of the weekend, go for the win and that's it. It doesn't feel any different to any other weekend."

While Williams' results have not been the best compared to last year, Felipe Massa is eager to extend his contract with the British constructor beyond 2016, but insists he is not too focused on his future.

"I think everyone knows what I am able to do, what I am able to achieve. Drive, experience inside the team, or other teams," the Brazilian said.

"So I'm really looking for things to go in the right direction - but not in a big worry. Just trying to do my job race by race and we'll see what's going to happen.

"The plan A is to stay in a top team, in a good team, like Williams or maybe like another team. So we just need to...I think the time will give the right answer. 

"As I said, I'm not really worried, trying to do my job in the best way every race and that's the only thing I'm looking for."

Sergio Perez, meanwhile, remains coy on his future despite being under contract at Force India for next year, according to team owner Vijay Mallya.

"Well, obviously as you know, I'm a very lucky driver to have many sponsors behind me. So I'm not alone," the Mexican said.

"I don't decide my future on my own. I need to obviously speak to my group of sponsors to see what's the best for our future and then we will decide. 

"I think we have some time during the summer break - that's why I say that - and then we decide what's the best for my career.

"Well, what Vijay says is correct you know. But as I say, I depend a lot on my sponsors as well to decide together what to do."