Ferrari driver Felipe Massa wants to be back fighting it out for 'top places' at the Spanish Grand Prix next weekend.

The Brazilian had a tough race last time out in Bahrain, and after contact on the opening lap with Adrian Sutil - which damaged the nose on his F138 - his afternoon was then wreaked by two punctures, leaving him a lowly 15th at the chequered flag.

He is now hoping to regain the momentum that saw him score in the first three races and ideally improve upon the fourth place he managed in Australia, his best result to date this year.

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"I really like going to Spain," he told the Scuderia's official website, in the countdown to the fifth round in the 2013 F1 World Championship. "I've always liked both the feel of Barcelona itself and the atmosphere at the track during the race weekend.

"The Circuit de Catalunya is the track that we know best thanks to all the tests that we do there at the start of the year: it's a complex, technical track where it's important to have good aerodynamic downforce.

"My best memory from Barcelona came in 2007 when I won the race: it was a great victory in front of a fantastic crowd that saw me fight with many opponents - including Fernando [Alonso - my team-mate], who was then at McLaren.

"Obviously I was not happy with my last race in Bahrain and so I hope to be able to get back to fighting for the top places next weekend."