Having been out of the paddock for six weeks while convalescing from the head injury incurred during qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix, the amiable Brazilian's view on Button is that the Briton is choking as he tries to close out the drivers' championship.
In terms of one driver in Formula One analysing another, it does not get much more direct than Massa's verdict on the struggling Englishman.
"Jenson has gone down because of the pressure - it's the only reason," Massa was quoted as saying at his home in Sao Paulo.
"At the start of the season, everything was nice and easy. He was in a new team winning six out of the first seven races. That's different to fighting hard for the championship. Now he has a different kind of pressure.
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I guess it was only a matter of time before one of the drivers said it.
My guess would have been Fred! Orv maybe Lewis(who is after all an authority on the subject)