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06/18/10
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Massa: Schu cut me off
Felipe Massa. making a move on the Mercedes GP driver late in the Canadian GP, saw Michael Schumacher firmly shut the door, resulting in Massa's front wing being broken.

"It was a bad weekend, especially when you consider I had a very good car for the race and was expecting to pick up a significant number of points," Massa told Ferrari's website.

"But then I was caught up in the accident at the first corner, sandwiched between Button and Liuzzi, which removed any chance of a clean race and a strong finish.

"I had a good start and was making up places on the way to the first corner, but then I had to pit for a new nose and that was it.

"Even after that setback, I was heading for the points in the closing stages: I was tenth, but Michael who was ahead of me was much slower, maybe three seconds and Buemi in front of him was also slow, so I was in with a chance of finishing eighth.

"But then came the problem with Michael. He closed the door on me too much. He braked on the right and moved across to the left where I was. There was nothing I could do, as I was already on the limit of my braking and when he moved across even more, he broke my front wing."

But it wasn't all doom and gloom for Ferrari as Massa's team-mate Fernando Alonso proved to competitive, claiming a podium finish as the Scuderia put their Istanbul woes behind them.

Now looking ahead to the next race in Valencia, Massa is hoping Ferrari can once again fight at the front of the field.

"On the positive side, the car was much more competitive in Canada than in Turkey, which is a good basis on which to go to Valencia for the next race," he said.

"The street circuit there is not so different in terms of its characteristics to the Montreal track and on top of that, we expect to have some more updates for the F10 to make it even more competitive with those ahead of us in the championship.

"Valencia has not produced very exciting races so far, but I enjoy the track, as the only time I have raced there, in 2008 - it was one of the races I missed last year after my accident - I won.

"It would be nice to think we could be in with a chance of doing the same again this time."

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