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Williams will win again, says Felipe Massa

Felipe Massa is convinced Williams are putting the pieces in place to ensure they again become a front-running team.

After eight years with Ferrari, Massa is to leave an outfit where he has at least enjoyed the prospect of winning races for a team that has scored just one point this season.

Without doubt, Williams are currently enduring the worst campaign in their illustrious history, with all their titles and triumphs a distant memory.

But in visiting the Grove factory recently before putting pen to paper on a deal, Massa insists he saw enough to believe Williams can be a force again.

"I'm very enthusiastic and happy to have signed a contract with Williams," said Massa, speaking ahead of tomorrow's United States Grand Prix in Austin.

"I'm really looking forward to this challenge in my career. I'm very motivated. They are a big team, and I was really surprised with what I saw.

"They have the infrastructure to do a good job, and they are trying to put the pieces together.

"They have been changing so many pieces inside the team to try and get themselves back to where they were. They are a competitive team with a long history in Formula One. This is a very difficult time for them, and this is a very difficult championship.

"But there are so many things going on inside the team, with so many people that are different, working for next year's car.

"They also have the Mercedes engine, which I am very happy with because people have been talking very well about Mercedes engines for next year."

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