Felipe Massa insists its 'nice to be back in business' as he prepares to make his F1 racing return in Bahrain this weekend.

Massa was forced to sit out the second half of the 2009 campaign following his accident in Hungary and will make his return to the sport for the opening round of the 2010 campaign.

Admitting it was good to be back behind the wheel, Massa said he was hopeful that Ferrari would enjoy a scoring start to the new campaign and admitted that the mileage completed during pre-season had boosted confidence heading into the campaign.

"It is just nice to be back in business," he said. "That is my job for many years. I have lost a bit of races and just nice to be back. I feel really happy and a lot of motivation to get back to the job.

"I think it is something that we understood in the past that the first race is important to finish, important to score points. Even in the last years we always had some problems in the car to finish the race. That I hope doesn't happen. I hope we can finish most of the races in good points as we know at the end of the season it is always important to be there on a good amount of points.

"Many people say at the beginning of the season what is important is the reliability. Reliability is always important. It is important to finish the race. We did a lot of kilometres in the winter test which helps when you have a good car to start the season."