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Nov 24, 2012, 03:36 IST | IANS

Ferrari's Massa wants to win his third Brazilian GP and hopes teammate Alonso can come second and win World Championship ahead of Vettel

Brazilian driver Felipe Massa has hinted he will put Ferrari team strategy aside in a bid to win his home Formula One Grand Prix for a third time at Interlagos Sunday.


Ferrari’s Felipe Massa during a press conference before Friday’s practice for Sunday’s Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix in Sao Paulo. Pic/Getty Images.

The 31-year-old has built a reputation for sacrificing personal accolades in favour of team success during his 10-year F1 career, Xinhua reports.

But speaking during a press conference at Interlagos Thursday, Massa did not hide his desire to add another home victory to his 2006 and 2008 triumphs.
“I want to win again here. This is a special place for me, and who knows, maybe I will win with Alonso coming in second and winning the championship,” Massa said.

After a poor start to the season, Massa has accumulated points at a consistent rate in the second half of the year. He is currently seventh on 107 points.

Massa’s Ferrari teammate Fernando Alonso — second in the driver’s standings, 13 points behind Vettel — is the only driver capable of denying the German his third straight championship victory in Sunday’s season-ending race.

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