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Massa laments 'horrible' Canadian Grand Prix

ESPNF1 Staff
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Tonio Liuzzi and Felipe Massa make contact at the start © Getty Images
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Felipe Massa was left to ponder what might have been after two separate racing incidents ruined his chances of a points finish in the Canadian Grand Prix.

A collision with Tonio Liuzzi's Force India at the first corner dropped him back and despite fighting back into the points, further contact with Michael Schumacher's Mercedes put paid to his chances.

"This was a horrible race, in which everything happened to me," said Massa. "At the first corner, I had an accident that put me out of the game in terms of fighting for a top place finish. I got a very good start, but I found myself sandwiched between Button and Liuzzi, who touched me and you all saw how it ended up. A shame, but these things happen."

Despite yet another disappointing race in a frustrating season so far for the 2008 runner-up, Massa confessed himself happy with his Ferrari's race pace and he is looking forward to a strong showing in Valencia.

"The car was very good today, as is usually the case in the races when compared to qualifying. After that, I was always in a lot of traffic and when I had at least managed to get back into the points, there was another collision, this time with Michael and that put an end to even that slight chance of points. I expect to do better in Valencia because there will be updates on the F10 and I hope to be in the fight for the top places."