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2013-06-18 08:21

GETTING AHEAD: Ferrari's Felipe Massa is all smiles after setting the fastest time during first free practice on Friday ahead of the 2013 Bahrain F1 GP. Image: AFP

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Ferrari's Felipe Massa had two crashes during the 2013 Monaco GP weekend.

LONDON, England - Ferrari's Felipe Massa is looking forward to Formula 1's return to traditional high-speed circuits as a boost for himself and his team.

He's had a series of crashes in Monaco (two, in exactly the same place on the track) and Canada but is hoping circuits such as Silverstone and the Nurburgring will help Ferrari close in on Red Bull.

Massa: "I think Silverstone can be a bit better for us. The car was very strong in Barcelona and in China. Montreal is a completely different track to Silverstone and Nurburgring, where you have a lot of lateral corners.

"There are a lot of medium and high-speed corners, so we will see. I think we'll be better on normal tracks."

BAD LUCK IN F1

Massa, with 49 points so for in 2013 compared to team mate Fernando Alonso's 96, rejected the idea that Ferrari had fallen behind Red Bull in the season-long development war that now characterises F1. He felt the previous two races - Monaco and Canada - were merely blips in their progress because of the nature of the circuits.

"I'm not very happy about what's happened to me recently - in Bahrain for the tyre, Monaco for the two crashes and Canada with qualifying. I want to get to the next race with a lot of luck - good luck! - to show our potential in qualifying and in the race.

"I know we have the pace. We have to go and do it," he said.

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