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Felipe Massa: “To be able to fight for a podium would be great”

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Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Sunday 1 May 2016. Felipe Massa, Williams Martini Racing. Photo: Glenn Dunbar/Williams ref: Digital Image _W2Q5161

Brazilian veteran Felipe Massa is looking forward to having a good race at this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix, round five of the 2016 Formula 1 season.

After missing the double collision on the first lap between Daniil Kvyat and Sebastian Vettel, the Williams Martini Racing driver finished the Russian Grand Prix last time out in fifth, behind his team-mate Valtteri Bottas.

As the Circuit de Catalunya is mostly used for winter testing, the Brazilian sees the track as somewhere that most of the drivers know 100%. Massa believes the fight for a podium won’t be easy but the team will try everything they can.

“Spain is always a track that most of the drivers know 100% because we are always testing there in the winter,” said Massa. “So I’d say that everyone pretty much knows the track.

“It is a circuit that a good car overall normally goes well because you have a little bit of everything; high-speed corners and low-speed corners. If the car works well here, it will work well on most of the tracks.

“I’m looking forward to having a good race there and hope that we can keep improving race by race, and keep scoring points. To be able to fight for a podium would be great. We know it won’t be easy but we will try everything we can.”

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