Felipe Massa has vowed to turn his attentions to Kimi Raikkonen and his quest to win the Formula 1 drivers' title after qualifying just behind his team-mate in third place for the Chinese Grand Prix.

Massa dropped out of the title race in Japan and is now out to help Ferrari make it two titles from two having already wrapped up the constructors' championship in light of McLaren's spying scandal penalty.

The Brazilian driver qualified third for the Chinese Grand Prix after a relatively anonymous session, his lack of title status pushing him somewhat out of the spotlight.

Nonetheless, Massa is very much in the running for victory in Shanghai - provided Raikkonen is not directly behind him on the road.

"A very close qualifying, from start to finish. With four very closely matched drivers, all of them capable of taking pole you have to always go to the maximum. I tried to do that and, on my second run in Q3, it went wrong. I made a small mistake which with the times being so close, made the difference.

"All the same, I think I will be competitive in the race, whatever the weather. If it rains, the important thing will be to stay out in front and not make any mistakes. I will be trying to win, but clearly if it is required, I am ready to help the team and keep alive its chances of winning the Drivers' title."



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