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Massa: Monza was vital to the future

Sunday 8th September 2013

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Massa: Monza was vital to the future

Massa: Monza was vital to the future

Felipe Massa concedes that having a strong Italian GP was "important" as contract talks with Ferrari heat up.

Having qualified fourth for Ferrari's home race, the Brazilian got off to a flying start and was up to second by the first corner.

However, he later lost out to team-mate Fernando Alonso before also losing a position to Mark Webber in the round of pit stops.

"The race was very good, the start was very good, I overtook two cars straight away," said the Brazilian, who brought his F138 home in fourth place.

"The pace was OK but then the pit stop was the worst problem of race, I lost a position to Mark. That was the only negative point of race.

"In terms of driving, I did everything in a great way."

Bagging 12 points towards his own position in the Championship and also Ferrari's bid to overhaul Red Bull in the Constructors', Massa is hoping Sunday's performance will have gone some way towards easing contract talks with his employer.

"We're still discussing it," when asked about the contract situation.

"This race was important for everything, not only for the contract with Ferrari but to show other teams what I'm able to do. My talent, everybody knows."

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