Felipe Massa looking to enjoy ‘fun’ Shanghai circuit

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Felipe Massa feels the Shanghai International Circuit is a fun track to drive as he aims to continue his impressive start to the 2017 Formula 1 season there this weekend.

The Williams Martini Racing driver was the last of those not to be lapped during the season-opening Australian Grand Prix as he finished sixth, albeit more than a minute down on race winner Sebastian Vettel, but nether the less it was a good start to the season for the veteran Brazilian.

Massa will compete in his fourteenth Chinese Grand Prix this weekend and has a best finish of second back in 2008 whilst with Scuderia Ferrari, with his best result with Williams coming in 2015 when he finished fifth, but the Brazilian says it is an enjoyable circuit to drive and he cannot wait to get started.

“It’s always nice to go to China,” said Massa. “I really like the track. It has a very old style, with many high speed corners and one of the longest straights in Formula One. It’s definitely a fun track to drive.

“I also love the Chinese fans. They have a lot of love and whenever I leave my hotel they’re always outside waiting! So I’m really looking forward to seeing them all again.”