• German Grand Prix - Qualifying

Massa eyes big points haul

ESPNF1 Staff
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Felipe Massa lines up behind team-mate Fernando Alonso © Sutton Images

Felipe Massa hopes that Ferrari's run of bad luck will come to an end at the German Grand Prix after he qualified third on the grid behind team-mate Fernando Alonso.

With both Ferraris starting from a strong position, Massa hopes a big points haul will help the team get its title challenge back on course.

"I am pleased with this third place, as it means I am in a good position for the start of the race," said Massa. "It gives us a chance to score a lot of points for the team and that is our objective for tomorrow, as we have lost too many in recent races! Therefore, we hope that the negative run that dates back to Canada will end here in Germany."

Massa added that the testing the team carried out during Friday's free practice sessions will stand them in good stead for Sunday's race.

"The gap between my time and that of the first two is due mainly to the fact that I never managed to produce a perfect lap on my last run. Tomorrow, we will do our best: yesterday, we saw that our race pace is competitive and we will try to make the most of that. On this track, with so many slow corners and where it is important to have a car that is good under braking, the F10 seems to be working very well."