Massa confident straights will help Williams

By on Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Williams Martini Racing

Williams Martini Racing

Felipe Massa is hopeful that the long straights of the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve will play to the strengths of the FW36 at this weekend's Canadian Grand Prix.

Massa finished the recent Monaco Grand Prix in seventh position but is hopeful that Williams can improve their performance this weekend.

"We aim to be more competitive in Canada and hopefully we can have a good performance," said the Brazilian. "The top speed of the car is good and this will be our main strength. Montreal has hosted some great races in the past and this has a lot to do with the weather, so we need to be prepared as it can rain and often without warning."

Team-mate Valtteri Bottas, whose points scoring run was ended by an engine failure in Monaco, echoed Massa's comments.

"I have some great memories from Canada last year as I qualified my career best position of third," said Bottas.

"The track is such a contrast from the last race in Monaco, and I think it plays to the strengths of the car, such as good straight line speed. We are aiming to continue our record of points in every race so far this season."


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