Massa denies intentional blocking

Felipe Massa has denied blocking Jenson Button on purpose during qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix on Saturday

Massa denies intentional blocking

The McLaren driver was angry at the Brazilian after he slowed down right in front of Button just as the Briton was about to complete a flying lap in Q3.

"Very annoying. I don't know what the lap time would have been but very annoying that he got in the way because it was blatantly slowing me down," said Button after qualifying.

Massa said he slowed down in order to get a clean lap, but denied blocking Button on purpose.

"There was a car in front of me, he slowed down and I slowed down as well. Then I pushed and when I see Jenson coming I pushed, so I didn't do anything on purpose, definitely," said Massa.

"I cannot complain so much because in Q1, I was not in traffic. For me it was worse in Q3 than Q1, but maybe I was lucky as well. I am sure some people had traffic in Q1, but anyway it didn't happen."

The Ferrari driver, who qualified in fourth, was very pleased with his performance, especially after getting over his problems with the tyres.

"I feel happy, I feel that definitely the tyres are working well, so the car is much more competitive and easier to drive compared to the last race, so I feel really on the normal direction driving like I want on this track.

The Brazilian also said there was still a lot to play for tomorrow, despite Mark Webber again securing a dominant pole position.

"Game over, for sure not. It takes a very long time to say it is game over, it is not game over. We are there to fight and we are going to try to fight until the end, until the end of the championship when you see that in the points you have no chance.

"It is never game over. We are pushing hard inside the factory to be the best and to fight with whatever team."

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