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Massa will help Ferrari team-mate Alonso's title push

Korean Grand Prix, Yeongam, 22-24 October
Qualifying: 0500-0730 on BBC TV, Red Button, online and 5 live sports extra
Race: 0600-0915 on BBC One, Red Button, online and Radio 5 live

Ferrari duo Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa
Massa (right) wants to do his bit to give Alonso (left) reasons to celebrate

Ferrari driver Felipe Massa says he will work as hard as he can in the remaining races to help team-mate Fernando Alonso win the world title.

With three races left, former world champion Alonso trails championship leader Mark Webber by 14 points.

"I want to be fighting with those five drivers who are chasing the title, which is the best thing I can do to help Fernando," Massa said.

"Everyone in the team is pumped up for the challenge of the last three races."

It had been suggested Massa was not happy after effectively being labelled number two driver to Alonso, when he was ordered to give up his win in Germany in favour of his Spanish team-mate.

The Brazilian has not been a serious player in either of the last two races - he started at the back of the grid in Singapore after a gearbox issue in qualifying, and he crashed at the first corner in the Japanese Grand Prix.

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Massa said he was keen to get back on form in the last three races, starting this weekend in Korea, for both his own reasons and also the benefit of the team.

"They are very important for me on a personal level to fight back after the disappointing outcome of the last two races in Japan and Singapore," he said.

"More importantly, I will be trying to bring home a significant number of points to help the Scuderia in its fight for both championships (drivers' and constructors').

"Korea will be the last of a trio of Far Eastern races and I would like to arrive back in Sao Paolo for my home race with a good result in my pocket."



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