Ferrari's Felipe Massa has vowed to do all he can to get a good result for the tifosi on Sunday at Monza, after he was unable to match Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton in qualifying.

Like in practice, the Scuderia didn't have the speed to take the fight to the McLarens and in the end Felipe finished Q3 in third, over half a second off Alonso, who will start from pole.

Speaking following the session, the Brazilian added though that they should be better in the race itself.

"I think third place was the best I could do this afternoon. We lacked a bit of speed to fight the McLarens for the front row but we know we are competitive in race trim, so we can be confident about tomorrow's race," he confirmed.

"The car is not bad in terms of balance, although it is a bit difficult under braking. I hope I get a good start and then play a good hand in a race that will be very tough. I will do all I can to bring home a good result in front of our fans."

Ferrari team boss, Jean Todt meanwhile also believes that things will be a lot closer in the grand prix.

"After what we learnt at last week's test here and in yesterday's free practice, we expected a tough qualifying and so it was," he continued.

"On a single lap our rivals are very strong but we are aware that we have a very competitive race pace.

"The crucial factors for tomorrow's race will be the same as always: reliability, strategy, the work of the team and the drivers and consistency of performance. Clearly, we are keen to do well here at Monza in our home race in front of all our fans and our employees who will pack out their own special grandstand," Todt concluded.

 

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