Bahrain: Felipe Massa believes he has finally silenced his critics following his storming start to the new Formula One season.
Williams head of vehicle performance Rob Smedley claimed earlier this week he was seeing the best of the Brazilian in their nine years working together.
Asked whether he felt he was driving better than ever, certainly compared to his title-challenging year in 2008, speaking ahead of this weekend's Bahrain GP, Massa replied: "I think so.
The only thing you cannot say (on this occasion) is we are fighting for the championship. I feel really good and I am driving really well, using the car in the best way I believe I can."