May 8 (GMM) Felipe Massa has set his sights on winning a third consecutive Turkish grand prix at the Istanbul Park venue this weekend.
On both of his previous visits to the Otodrom as a Ferrari driver, the Brazilian set pole and won; in 2006, the triumph was his first grand prix victory, in front of his legendary then teammate Michael Schumacher."It is a very special circuit for me, so what I say is, 'there is no two without three'."There is no need to hide my plans for the weekend. I want to achieve a trio of victories in Turkey," the 26-year-old added.Massa says he followed his teammate Kimi Raikkonen home for second place at Barcelona two weeks ago after qualifying just third."I could then not win on a circuit that is very difficult to overtake on," he is quoted as saying by La Gazzetta dello Sport."Right now, the competition with Kimi is strong and my second place was still a good result. On Sunday, however, I will try to win."Massa currently lies fourth in the drivers' classification, eleven points behind championship leader Raikkonen.He played down the disadvantage of having to use a race-old V8 engine at Istanbul, and a gearbox that has now contested a full three - of a mandatory four - races."It should not be a problem, given that the regulations allow some of the components to be looked at anyway when necessary," Massa said.