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Massa: 'My confidence is fine'

2013-06-07 07:48

ALL GOOD: Ferrari driver Felipe Massa says his confidence has not taken a knock despite two crashes during the 2013 Monaco GP. Image: AFP

MONTREAL, Canada - Ferrari driver Felipe Massa has insisted that he has suffered no loss of confidence after two big crashes during the 2013 Monaco Formula 1 GP.

Although it looked as if the two crashes were similar and may have been caused by driver error, one was actually blamed on car failure - and he felt fine.

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Had the crashes dented his confidence? "No, for sure not. On TV the accidents looked very similar but they were completely different. The first one I just locked the wheels and went straight, for the second I had a problem with the suspension.

'EVERYTHING IS FINE'

"Overall I'm fine. I just felt a bit of pain in my neck because the crashes took place in the same place and in the same direction, but it was just muscles. I'm fine, everything is fine."

Massa lost control of his Ferrari at the end of the start/finish straight in Monte Carlo and after hitting a barrier on his left, spun and slid straight into the barriers at Sainte Devote.

Driver error was accountable for the first accident but following a detailed inspection of Massa's car Ferrari discovered a suspension failure was at fault for the second.

Massa required trackside assistance, with his neck put in a brace, prior to undergoing precautionary checks at the Princess Grace Hospital.

He said he wasa 100% fine to climb in his Ferrari again and go to the limit on one of the most hazardous circuits on the calendar in this weekend's Canadian GP.

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