The Brazilian is now level on points with McLaren's Lewis Hamilton and just seven behind his Ferrari team-mate Kimi Raikkonen.
Although confidence is understandably high, Massa is on a far-from-happy hunting ground in Monte Carlo, with his best finish a third last year.
Despite the circuit at the Principality being steeped in history, Massa does not class the tight, twisty public roads as "a real track".
"I don't like Monaco; I just don't like it, that's it," insisted Massa.
"I prefer tracks like Turkey and Spa, with quick corners - real tracks.
"Even the new circuits, Bahrain and China, I prefer much more than here. A street circuit is not very fun to drive.
"I just don't have fun when I drive here, but that doesn't mean I can't be competitive.
"I have had some very good races lately and I want to keep scoring a lot of points. I want to keep the momentum going.
"We have a chance to fight again in this race, and I am 100% motivated to fight for the victory again.
"If it is possible to win we need to do everything we can, but if not, we need to finish in a good position and bring home as many points as we can.
"We all know how very important that can be at the end of the season."
However, there could be a real shake-up this weekend as it appears increasingly likely the race will be a wet one, with a 90% chance of rain.
For Massa, such a threat merely heightens his chagrin regarding Monaco, adding: "It was already difficult here with traction control, without it, it will be a lottery.
"Whoever drives very carefully will have a chance to win.
"But the problem is, without traction control in the wet, you have to learn all over again about the corners.
"Every lap you push more and more to hit the limit, and sometimes if you pass it, you end up in the wall.
"It was like that with traction control anyway, without I don't know how it is going to be, other than very tough."