Felipe Massa was unable to better twelfth in the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday, having found himself caught out by his strategy calls and by traffic around the Marina Bay Street Circuit.
The Brazilian was running inside the points during the early laps – as high as seventh at one point – but fell down the order when he got stuck in traffic that made it impossible to make his three-stop-strategy work for the Williams Martini Racing driver.
Massa knows the result in Singapore was not what Williams wanted, especially with the Sahara Force India team taking back over fourth place in the championship, and now turns his attention to Malaysia aiming for a return to the points for both himself and team-mate Valtteri Bottas.
“It was definitely a tough race,” admitted Massa. “I’m not happy with everything that happened. The race was going well in the beginning, but with the strategy and being stuck in traffic things changed a little bit.
“Anyway, that’s the way it was. We now need to concentrate on the next race and try to score more points with both cars because today it wasn’t good.”