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Massa hails a 'perfect lap'
Brazilian confident ahead of night race

Felipe Massa has hailed his perfect lap around the streets of Singapore, which saw him take pole position away from title rival Lewis Hamilton.

Massa put in a sublime 1:44.801 to take the coveted grid slot from his McLaren rival by a hefty 0.664 seconds. It was a show of master class that left even the Brazilian in awe.

"The car was perfect, so nice to drive smoothly, and then I managed to do a perfect lap, so that always helps when you have a good car," said the Ferrari driver.

"I did not make a single mistake, it was a great achievement.

"It is just a great feeling, coming to the last corner I knew I could not make any mistakes, so I just made corner by corner perfectly, not making a single mistake and when I came to the last corner I thought 'take it easy' but I couldn't!

"So I took it quick anyway. It was so fantastic. It is the most incredible feeling you can feel as a racing driver. To achieve what you want is always a great achievement.

"It is pretty tough, a very difficult track, so to get every corner right is really, really difficult.

"The light and visibility isn't a big problem and you don't really think about it once you're in the car trying to get the most out of it."

Having beaten the man he most needs to during qualifying, Massa now aims to repeat the feat when the drivers line-up on the grid on Sunday night for F1's first foray into night racing.

The 27-year-old, though, isn't expecting an easy ride to the chequered flag.

"It will be a very difficult race, for sure, concentration will be ten times more than any other usual circuit, maybe even more than Monaco because there are so many corners."
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