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Massa pleased to set pace

Felipe Massa pleased with the opening day of testing at Jerez
Felipe Massa was a happy man after posting the quickest time on the opening day of F1 testing at Jerez.

The Brazilian managed more than 100 laps over the course of the day and stopped the clocks with a best time of 1min 20.709secs coming during the morning running.

That time remained unbeaten throughout the afternoon and Massa was pleased with a trouble free day – even if he didn't feel the time was important.

“I am pleased with today,” the Ferrari man said. “I was able to run continuously, without losing any valuable time. All those kilometres helped me get to know the car better and especially the tyres, an area where we were able to try different things to those we did in Valencia.

“The fastest time? It doesn't mean anything, because we don't know what trim the other drivers were running.”

Massa was amongst the drivers to carry a message of support for Robert Kubica on his car on the day that the Pole was released from intensive care in an Italian hospital.

“I am glad Robert is getting better,” he said. “It was nice that we all had a note for him on our cars and again I wish all the very best.”

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