© Ubaid Parkar, 8 October 2012
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Felipe Massa expects a decision regarding his future at Ferrari to be announced soon with the Brazilian hinting that he is likely to stay at the Italian team beyond the current season.
Massa is without a contract for next year with his position at the Maranello-based outfit unclear after a string of poor performances since 2011. However, his recent strong results, highlighted by the podium at the Japanese Grand Prix, may turn the tide in his favour.
"The conversation we have been having until now has been that it (an extension of the contract) should happen," Massa said. "I'm hoping it will be confirmed as soon as possible."
The 31-year-old has scored points in six of the last seven races this season and registered his best result since the 2010 Korean Grand Prix on Sunday at Suzuka.
"I'm relieved after having gone such a long period without a podium finish," he said. "This shows that we are here to fight with the leaders and win races."
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