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Ferrari recovery crucial in Canada - Massa

ESPN Staff
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Felipe Massa has never finished on the podium in Canada © Sutton Images
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Felipe Massa says it is "very important" that Ferrari recovers from a poor Monaco Grand Prix this weekend in Canada.

Massa himself was the subject of two heavy crashes at Ste Devote - the second of which was caused by a suspension failure that ended his race - while Fernando Alonso was only seventh. With Ferrari having been competitive at most circuits so far this season as it challenges in both the drivers' and constructors' championships, Massa says the team can't afford another poor weekend.

"I think it's very important [to score a good result]," Massa said. "We didn't have the weekend we expected in Monaco so I'm just looking forward to going back to a good weekend for both me and Fernando and for the team. I hope that the car works well on this track and that we can fight for another podium again."

With Pirelli bringing its revised medium compound tyres for the teams to test on Friday, Massa believes there will be little that can be understood so early in the race weekend.

"I don't think it will be so easy to have a conclusion. First of all, maybe it's raining so you can forget about the conclusion. And you need to see how many laps you can do on the tyres to understand them, but it's not an easy track to understand. It's a track that's getting better all the time during the practice sessions so it won't be so easy to get a conclusion."