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Nic Ladds 6th Apr 2011 - 7:00

DRS pain in the rear for Ferrari

Ferrari's Felipe Massa has stated on the Ferrari website he does not want drivers to be allowed to use DRS Drag Redustion System on BOTH of the Sepang's long straights.

25/1 shot  for the Malaysian Grand Prix victory, Massa said: "For the moment, the plan is to be allowed to use DRS during the race on the straight in front of the pits.

"But at Sepang, the straight that runs back the other way is actually longer. It is also true that it would offer a higher chance of overtaking. So we are waiting for the final decision from the FIA to see if we use DRS on the front straight, the back one or both. The right decision could make the race more interesting for drivers and the spectators too.

"Personally, I am not sure that allowing DRS on both straights is the best option, because I think it might actually make overtaking too easy. You have to get the right balance between helping the chances of overtaking and having almost too much passing."

"At Sepang, the two straights follow one another, so if you are quicker than the car ahead, you might not even try and pass on the first straight, preferring to get well prepared and as close as possible, before then having a simple overtaking move on the second straight."

Should Massa get a good result for Ferrari (4/1 to be Winning Constructor this weekend) , he intends to dedicate it to his friend Gustavo Sondermann, who was fatally injured at last Sunday's Stock Car Championship race at Interlagos, Brazil

"I knew him well and our fathers are friends: I feel great pain at his loss and definitely, all my thoughts are with him and his family at this difficult time.

"It would be nice if I could get a good result next Sunday in Malaysia which I could dedicate to him."

Can the Ferrari's get back in the game this weekend? Place your F1 Malaysian Grand prix bets now!

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