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Felipe Massa: “It’s an amazing place to go back to”

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Felipe Massa is excited for the eleventh round of the 2016 Formula 1 season this weekend at the Hungaroring in Hungary.

The Williams Martini Racing driver finished the British Grand Prix in eleventh, just behind the Scuderia Toro Rosso of Daniil Kvyat in what was a disappointing race for the Brazilian after he was pushed off the circuit by the Scuderia Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel. This incident earned Vettel a penalty, but Massa was unable to better eleventh after making a late race pit stop.

There’s a lot of history at the Hungarian Grand Prix for Massa, as during qualifying in 2009 he suffered a skull fracture as the result of an accident. After this incident, Massa now feels he has the most amazing fans in Hungary

“Hungary is a track where I personally have a lot of history with the accident I had,” said Massa. “As a consequence, I have the most amazing fans there who support me a lot.

“They follow me everywhere I go and always have gifts for me. It’s an amazing place to go back to and spend time with them. As a track, it’s somewhere you need to have very good downforce with the short straights and number of corners.

“It’s quite difficult on the tyres as well, so if you have good downforce, that will really work well for you at this track. All in all, it’s a fantastic race in a nice town that I enjoy.”

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