‘Frustrating day’ for Massa at Spa-Francorchamps

Felipe Massa took sixth at Spa-Francorchamps but admitted it was a day of frustration for the Brazilian, finding it impossible to find a way past Sergio Perez’s Force India and then being passed by Daniil Kvyat’s Red Bull.

The Williams Martini Racing driver was hoping to fight for the podium in Belgium, but admitted that struggles at the start and with his tyres compromised his afternoon.

“It was a frustrating day for me,” said Massa. “I struggled at the start and then the soft tyre in the first stint didn’t operate as well as it should have done so I lost a few positions.

“At this point we were fighting from behind but the medium worked well. I couldn’t overtake the Force India of Perez at the end as their straight-line pace was good.

“It has been a difficult day but to still finish sixth is the main positive we will take away from the weekend.”