Felipe Massa has said that he will be aiming for his third win in a row this weekend in Monte Carlo, even though he knows it is not the easiest of grand's prix.

Massa will arrive at the Monaco Grand Prix with momentum on his side and while he concedes that he hasn't had the best of results at the Principality in the past, that doesn't tell the whole story.

"Of course, my personal target is to win here and that would definitely be better than anything I have managed in Monaco before," he noted. "My best result here is only a fifth place.

"But the word 'only' is wrong because I was in a Sauber, when that team was still very new to F1 and at the time, that was not so bad. I also had a sixth with them, but last year I did not have a good weekend. I know that Monaco is a very unique race where there can be a lot of retirements, so the first thing is to try and finish the race."

Asked about testing last week at Paul Ricard, the Brazilian noted that it was pretty positive for the Scuderia and himself, even if he didn't get a decent run on the Bridgestone super softs.

"Last week, I had a couple of days testing not far from home in Paul Ricard. I think the test went quite well for us. We were concentrating on finding a good set-up for the car when it is running the high downforce configuration that we use at Monaco," he added.

"Apart from that the main thing was getting an understanding of the two types of tyre we will be using. Honestly, the tyre situation was not so easy to deal with, because over the two days I was testing, I had just a couple of sets of what Bridgestone is calling the 'super-soft' and I was unlucky to be caught out in traffic on my first lap on these tyres.

"This was a shame, as it meant I could not exploit them properly. But we know this tyre is quicker than the other one, so it is not a big problem. Apart from that, everything went well."

Returning to this weekend itself though, Massa stated that he will be keeping an eye on the skies, especially as rain is a possibility: "I have seen the weather forecast for the weekend and unbelievably, they say there is a chance of rain," he continued.

"Believe it or not, if it does rain, it will be a completely new experience for me, as I have never driven this track in the wet. But when it rains, it rains on everyone!

"Of course, Monaco is the sort of track where it is just not permitted to make a mistake and rain always increases the possibility of a mistake. It could make things even more of a lottery than usual, as will the new rules regarding having to use both types of tyre.

"If there is a Safety Car period, depending on what tyre you are on, it will either help you or go against you. But in a lottery, it is also important to have a bit of luck, so hopefully everything will work out for us again this weekend."



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