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Posted on Monday, May 1, 2017

Massa disappointed with tyre misfortune

Felipe Massa left Sochi with only 2 points after finishing the Russian Grand Prix in ninth, despite having another good start when lights out on Sunday.  Williams' driver passed Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo at the start, keeping him at bay through the opening corners to hold sixth. Massa ran on that position for most of the race but was forced to pit for a second time on lap 41 with a slow puncture, which dropped him to ninth place. Th Brazilian caught Nico Hulkenberg and Esteban Ocon towards the end, but […]

Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2017

2017 Australian GP - Thursday Press Conference

PART ONE: DRIVERS – Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes), Sebastian VETTEL (Ferrari), Daniel RICCIARDO (Red Bull Racing), Fernando ALONSO (McLaren) PRESS CONFERENCE Let’s start with Lewis Hamilton – a two-time Australian Grand Prix winner, record five times pole sitter here at Albert Park? Lewis, you and the other drivers have spoken about how much you enjoy driving this new generation of new cars. Could you perhaps give us an idea from your own point of view of a few areas you particularly like about it? Lewis HAMILTON: […]

Posted on Monday, January 16, 2017

Massa to replace Bottas at Williams

Williams confirms that Felipe Massa has agreed to re-join the team on a one-year deal, coming out of retirement to replace Valtteri Bottas who the team has released to join Mercedes for the 2017 season. The Brazilian will race for a fourth consecutive season with Williams, alongside Lance Stroll who will make his Formula One debut in the 2017 Formula One Championship. Having joined Williams in 2014, Felipe has been instrumental in the team’s improved performance supporting resurgence to third place in the Constructors’ Championship […]

Posted on Thursday, November 10, 2016

2016 Brazilian GP - Thursday Press Conference

DRIVERS – Felipe Massa (Williams), Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari), Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull Racing), Max Verstappen (Red Bull Racing), Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) with Charlie Whiting (FIA race director) PRESS CONFERENCE Q: Let’s start with Felipe, your last Brazilian Grand Prix as a Formula One driver, what does this weekend, this occasion, mean to you? Felipe Massa: Well, I think it will be a very special weekend for me, for my last home race, the place where I grew up, the place that I remember I […]

Posted on Saturday, July 9, 2016

Massa left to rue struggle with tyres

Felipe Massa was left to rue tyre struggles as he was eliminated from the second stage of qualifying for the British Grand Prix. Massa will line-up from 12th place on the grid and was puzzled by his failure to get Pirelli's tyres into the correct operating window. "It definitely wasn’t a good qualifying for me today, because it was hard to make the rear tyres work in a way that wouldn’t lose performance throughout my lap," he rued. "Unfortunately, I couldn’t put my lap together […]

Posted on Friday, July 1, 2016

Williams duo encouraged by wet running

Williams duo Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa were encouraged by the mileage they were able to rack up during wet/dry conditions at the Austrian Grand Prix on Friday. Williams has traditionally struggled in wet conditions since the start of the V6 era but has typically been strong at the Red Bull Ring, finishing on the podium in both 2014 and 2015. Heavy rain fell during the second practice and both Bottas and Massa were able to pilot the FW38 in the tricky conditions, winding up […]

Posted on Monday, June 20, 2016

Massa rues 'terrible race' after tyre struggles

Felipe Massa labelled his European Grand Prix as "terrible" after struggling with the tyres at the Baku City Circuit. Massa started from fifth place on the grid but slipped back to the foot of the top 10, having stopped twice, compared to the one-stop approach favoured by most of his rivals. Massa finished in 10th place, picking up a solitary championship point in the process. "It was a really terrible race for me, one to forget," he said. "I struggled massively with the tyres. I […]

Posted on Friday, June 17, 2016

Massa bewildered by struggle with tyres

Felipe Massa labelled a "very difficult" day as he struggled to get the tyres into the correct operating window during practice for the European Grand Prix. Williams team-mate Valtteri Bottas was fourth quickest at the Baku City Circuit but Massa could manage only the 16th fastest time, 1.3s adrift of the Finn. Massa pinned the deficit on getting Pirelli's tyres to work correctly, an issue which he says is new for him this season. "It was a very difficult day for me," he conceded. "I […]

Posted on Monday, June 13, 2016

Massa forced out with overheating power unit

Williams says it was left with a "bitter aftertaste" from celebrating its first 2016 podium courtesy of Valtteri Bottas as Felipe Massa was forced out due to an overheating power unit. Massa, whose weekend was compromised by a DRS-related crash during the first practice session, started from eighth place on the grid and was making steady progress when Williams retired the car. It ended Massa's achievement of being the only driver to have scored points in every race this season. "There’s a bitter aftertaste with […]

Posted on Friday, June 10, 2016

Massa explains DRS-related practice crash

Felipe Massa says a problem with his DRS triggered his crash during the opening practice session for the Canadian Grand Prix. Massa lost control of his Williams FW38 on the approach to Turn 1 and spun, with the rear of his car suffering substantial damage after he hit the barriers. Massa immediately informed Williams that he felt a failure and the team confirmed that his DRS did not close properly as he braked for the first corner. Williams was able to repair Massa's car prior […]

Posted on Thursday, May 26, 2016

Massa admits Williams lacks grip, traction

Felipe Massa has conceded that Williams has big strides to make after a low-key pair of practice sessions for this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix. Massa sat out most of the first session after crashing at Sainte Devote early into running, and was able to set only the 16th best time when he returned to action in the afternoon. Williams has struggled for pace in Monaco across the past few years and Massa accepted that the FW38 lacks grip and traction. "It was a difficult morning, […]

Posted on Monday, May 16, 2016

Massa shrugs off deficit to Red Bull

Felipe Massa downplayed Williams' deficit to Red Bull and insists he was happy with his recovery to the top 10 during the Spanish Grand Prix. Having closed the gap to Red Bull in Russia, Williams slipped significantly adrift if its rivals in Spain as Max Verstappen secured victory, with Daniel Ricciardo fourth. Massa recovered from 18th on the grid, having been knocked out in Q1, to score points courtesy of eighth spot. "It was definitely a very good race for us with some good points, […]