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F1 Mole | 13:38 UK time, Wednesday, 4 March 2009

In Jerez, Spain.

Could you sleep through up to 130 decibels of raw engine noise?

Blocking out the incessant whirr of Formula One's speed machines seems to come more easily to some than others.

And there was one man who managed to catch more than 40 winks at the Jerez circuit when the heavy rain fell on Monday.

His name is Felipe Massa, and when Ferrari's hopes of running next season's tyres in dry conditions were ruined, the Brazilian driver took to his bed.

Felipe Massa looks less than thrilledMassa spent much of Monday's test session snoozing in Ferrari's motorhome, even though the five-star Montecastillo Resort where he is staying is right next to the circuit.

He eventually emerged in super-relaxed mood in the middle of the afternoon and later revealed that he had been plotting other ways to cut down on his workload.

The 27-year-old wants races to be shorter, reasoning: "In the last 15 laps nobody cares about the race".

If Massa's suggestion had been taken up in 2008, things could have been different for the Brazilian.

Let's see; instead of retiring from the Hungarian GP because of engine failure with three laps to go, he would have won the race and that would eventually have been enough to pip Lewis Hamilton to the 2008 title.

The Mole wonders if the Massa's siesta might have given him a few nightmares...

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