Massa says he won't change approach

Ferrari's Felipe Massa has vowed not to change his approach this year as he bids for his first drivers' title

The Brazilian finished in fourth position last year despite showing strong form compared to teammate Kimi Raikkonen, who went on to take the crown in the final race of the season.

Massa won three races in 2007, but he believes he was not lucky enough to be able to fight for the championship in the end.

"If you look at last year's championship, at the Monza Grand Prix I had some seven points more than Kimi and I had everything to fight for the championship," Massa told reporters during testing at Valencia.

"But I had a problem in Monza and I lost the chance. I don't think my championship was bad. I think it was very, very good and I will do the same.

"To win the championship you need a quick car, a consistent car, but you need to be lucky as well. I think one of these points was missing for me last year so I won't change my approach this year."

The Ferrari driver also admitted he is pleased with how the Italian team's new car is progressing so far in testing.

"I think we have found a lot of improvements compared to last year's car and we definitely want more," the Brazilian added. "But I think everything is going in the right direction. It's very important to do so much mileage with two new cars, which is also an improvement over last year.

"So I'm pretty happy. For sure we want more, we want to make the car even quicker and even more consistent and we are working very hard to improve every area."

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