Felipe Massa: “It’s fantastic to go to races like that”

Photo: Andrew Ferraro/Williams

Felipe Massa feels at home when he races at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, as Mexico City is very similar to São Paulo.

The Williams Martini Racing driver had a good United States Grand Prix result after a difficult race. With a handful of laps remaining, Fernando Alonso made a robust move on Massa with the later being forced off track. Alonso gained the position with Massa left with a puncture.

He pitted with two laps left to allow him to finish the Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas, with the gap behind big enough, he didn’t lose any positions, meaning he saw the chequered flag in seventh ahead of Sergio Perez.

Massa believes the Mexican people are very similar to the Brazilian people so it reminds him of home, so it is a great place for him to visit and to race.

“Mexico has some of the most amazing fans,” said Massa. “In the last sector you really enjoy every lap you’re doing.

“You also have one of the longest straights in Formula One, where we achieved the record speed last year. In Mexico people really love Formula One, it’s fantastic to go to races like that.

“The city is very similar to São Paulo so I really feel at home there. I would say the Mexican people are very similar to the Brazilian people as well. It’s a great place to visit and to race.”