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McLaren 'not fearing any circuit'

McLaren boss Ron Dennis says his team do not fear any of the remaining circuits on the calendar this season, as Lewis Hamilton's title battle with Felipe Massa enters its final phase

With only four races remaining, Hamilton has just a single point lead over Massa heading into next week's FIA Appeal Court Hearing in Paris and the Singapore Grand Prix.

And with the McLaren having having shown such strong pace in recent races, Dennis is confident about his team's chances in the next races.

"We are looking forward to it," said Dennis about the Singapore Grand Prix. "We don't fear any circuit. Monza was a circuit where we knew we were going to do well at because of the test, but we have still got a lot of developments coming. We are going to work really hard to win the championship.

"We are still in both championship. In Italy we lost one point in the drivers' championship and took a lot out of the constructors'. We don't know how the situation will go in Paris but if we had those points we would be leading the constructors' now. We have to see how it unfolds."

Dennis also thinks that Ferrari were 'brave' to have changed Felipe Massa's engine at the Italian Grand Prix - which means any further changes for either of their drivers will result in a 10-place grid penalty.

"We were a little surprised that Massa took his engine choice," he said. "One engine failure anywhere now in practice and they are going to be heavily penalised on the grid, and there are only four races to go. That is a pretty brave decision."

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