Massa thrilled by home podium

By on Sunday, November 9, 2014
Williams Martini Racing

Williams Martini Racing

Felipe Massa expressed his happiness after claiming third position at his home race in Brazil.

Massa climbed onto the podium despite being hit by a five second penalty for speeding in the pits, while he also erred by entering McLaren's pit box by mistake at his next stop.

"It was not an easy race but what a fantastic result for me, for my family, and for the team to finish on the podium in front of my home fans," he said.

"The energy from the crowd was amazing and really pushed me forward. The car had strong and consistent pace today and this allowed me to stay in third despite issues in my two pitstops.

"In the first stop I incurred a stop-and-go penalty after speeding in the pit lane after I hit the limiter twice by mistake, and in the second I stopped in the wrong box.

"We’re not normally next to McLaren and in the light their overalls looked the same colour as ours so this caught me out. In the end these issues were not enough to take away my podium because we had a good aggressive strategy and a really good car."

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