Eighth placed Massa hopeful of winning F1 crown

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London, Jun 22 (ANI): Ferrari's ace driver Felipe Massa has not given up on winning the F1 championship even though he is placed eighth in the standings.

He is pinning his hopes on the design updates Ferrari will introduce at Sunday's European Grand Prix in Valencia.

Massa believes a new exhaust system that will boost the F10's aerodynamic performance will help him take on the McLarens and Red Bulls.

"The car was much more competitive in Canada than in Turkey, which is a good basis on which to go to Valencia. The street circuit there is not so different in terms of its characteristics to the Montreal track," The Sun quoted him, as saying.

"And on top of that, we expect to have some more updates for the F10 to make it even more competitive with those ahead of us in the championship.

"Valencia has not produced very exciting races so far, but I enjoy the track. The only time I have raced there was in 2008, as it was one of the races I missed last year after my accident and I won," he said.

"It would be nice to think we could be in with a chance of doing the same again this time. With the unpredictable nature of this year's championship anything can happen and I am sure we can be in the fight for the top places," Massa added. (ANI)

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