Felipe Massa: “I hope it will be a good weekend for us”


Felipe Massa - Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd

Felipe Massa has fond memories of the ‘old style’ Spa-Francorchamps, and is looking forward to Formula 1’s return after the summer break this weekend at the Belgian circuit.

Massa won back in 2008 whilst driving for Ferrari, albeit in controversial circumstances when on-track winner Lewis Hamilton was penalised post race for gaining an advantage when running off track on a damp circuit, and finished sixth last year for his current team Williams.

The Williams Martini Racing driver will be looking to end the wretched run of form since the Spanish Grand Prix in May, with the Brazilian having scored only two points for tenth places in Monaco and Azerbaijan in that time, a run of seven races.

“Belgium is one of the best tracks in Formula 1,” said Massa. “Most of the drivers love the old style, including me.

“I’m really looking forward to having a great race at Spa. It’s a place that can be wet and dry pretty much at the same time, so I hope it will be a good weekend for us and that we have a fantastic race. It’s always a pleasure to race there and feel the car perform at one of the best tracks in the world.

“I’ve got great memories from Belgium – I’ve been on the podium and I won there in 2008. It’s definitely a place I always enjoy visiting and a great pleasure to race around.”