Felipe Massa determined to win "important" race

Felipe Massa
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Felipe Massa admits that it is important that he performs in Sunday's Grand Prix in order to ensure his future with Ferrari.

Ferrari driver Felipe Massa has admitted that Sunday's Italian Grand Prix is an "important" race for his career.

Massa's has not won a race since 2008, casting his Ferrari future into doubt.

"I know how important it is for me," said Massa. "As I said before, I will try everything to win."

"I think I know the pressure I have," he later added.

Massa starts behind McLaren's Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton.

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3Red Bull184
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6Toro Rosso39
7Haas29
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9McLaren11
10Sauber5
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20Jolyon PalmerRenault0
21Antonio GiovinazziSauber0
22Jenson ButtonMcLaren0
23Paul di RestaWilliams-Mercedes0