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Monaco 'an isolated incident' - Domenicali

ESPN Staff
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Felipe Massa will have a new chassis in Canada after two heavy crashes in Monaco © Getty Images
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Stefano Domenicali says Ferrari is "determined to regard what happened in Monaco as an isolated incident" ahead of the Canadian Grand Prix.

Felipe Massa had a difficult weekend which ended when a front left suspension failure caused a big crash at Ste Devote - an incident that has led to him getting a new chassis - while Fernando Alonso was an uncompetitive seventh in the race. Domenicali said the team has been working on what went wrong ahead of the next race in Canada, but added he wanted to put Monaco behind him as quickly as possible.

"Of course we also focussed on the problems we had with reliability, which absolutely had to be resolved," Domenicali said. "What is sure is that the team is completely motivated and we are determined to regard what happened in Monaco as an isolated incident."

Domenicali said Ferrari has been competitive in most situations this season and that he expects that trend to continue in Montreal.

"Looking at the first six races overall, our car has proved to be strong with very good characteristics in the majority of cases, even if, at times, other teams have proved to be faster. I think the Montreal circuit should allow us to exploit those strong points such as braking, which is a key factor at this track, so let's hope that works in our favour. However, on the other hand, we must ensure we keep working on the areas where our car is not yet where it should be."