Felipe Massa: “This wasn’t the result we were aiming for”


Felipe Massa - Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd

Felipe Massa left the Hungaroring bitterly disappointed after finishing well down the order in eighteenth on Sunday after experiencing an issue with his steering rack throughout the race.

The Williams Martini Racing driver first came across the issue on the way to the grid with the steering not behaving as it should, and despite his mechanics attempting a fix on the grid, the issue was still prominent at the start, albeit not as bad as it had been.

Massa was still left to struggle for pace throughout in Hungary, and ultimately was lapped twice down in eighteenth, meaning the veteran Brazilian has scored just two points in the last six races.

“It was a terrible race, which started on the way to the grid with the problem with my steering wheel rack being too light on one side and too heavy on the other,” said Massa.

“We tried to fix the problem and we couldn’t, but at least we improved it because the initial lap was impossible. To do the whole race with the steering wheel heavy on one side and light on the other was really difficult. I tried to race until the end but this wasn’t the result we were aiming for.

“The next race at Hockenheim is a different track which will hopefully be much better for us, so I hope we can get back to normality and score points with both cars.”