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Ferrari wait on cap injunction verdict

THE BUDGET-CAP row plaguing F1 will take its latest twist today when French legal authorities announce whether Ferrari&rsquo;s bid to block the move has succeeded.<br /><br />The Italian team have applied for an injunction against governing body the FIA&rsquo;s plans for a voluntary &pound;40m cap, which is set to take effect next season.<br /><br />Representatives from both Ferrari and the FIA attended an hour-long hearing in a Paris court yesterday. A decision is expected at lunchtime today. The FIA have already announced their intention to appeal if Ferrari prove successful. The sport&rsquo;s rulers want to make F1 more affordable in a bid to attract new teams.<br /><br />Meanwhile, Ferrari&rsquo;s Felipe Massa believes this weekend&rsquo;s Monaco Grand Prix will bring the team&rsquo;s first top-three finish of 2009, following their worst start to a season for 61 years. The Brazilian lifted morale slightly by coming sixth in Spain earlier this month.<br /><br />&ldquo;I believe in the first podium of the season,&rdquo; Massa said. &ldquo;After a start to the season we didn&rsquo;t expect, we&rsquo;ve improved a lot.&rdquo;