Massa rues struggles with rear tyre wear

By on Monday, November 2, 2015
Williams Martini Racing

Williams Martini Racing

Williams driver Felipe Massa was left to lament a trying Mexican Grand Prix, in which the Brazilian felt excessive rear tyre wear cost him a chance of a higher finish.

Massa started alongside team-mate Valtteri Bottas on the grid but whereas the Finn surged to third position, Massa lost out in the race to Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo and came home sixth.

"It was a very positive race for the team, to have a good fight with Red Bull and come out with a podium is encouraging on a track that suits them better than it does us," Massa said.

"From my perspective it wasn’t the best race, I struggled with the rear tyres in the second stint and lost one position because of it.

"After the safety car I didn’t have the best run, and as a result didn’t get the chance to pass the cars ahead. I am a little disappointed, but as a team we can be really proud of the performance."

Massa now occupies sixth place in the standings, nine points shy of fourth-placed Bottas.

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