Felipe Massa: “I really hope we can have a good weekend”

Felipe Massa is hoping for better luck in Spain than he had in Russia - Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd

Felipe Massa returns to the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya for his fifteenth Spanish Grand Prix, a venue he won at back in 2007 whilst driving for Scuderia Ferrari.

The veteran Brazilian finished eighth at the track one-year ago, and he knows to be competitive this time around, having a good mix of downforce and traction is required thanks to the varied nature of the Spanish circuit.

The Williams Martini Racing driver is hoping for better luck than he had two weeks ago during the Russian Grand Prix when he twice was forced to pit due to a puncture, leaving him down in ninth position as opposed to sixth, and after a strong showing during pre-season testing at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, he arrives feeling confident the team can have a good weekend.

“Barcelona is a track that most of the drivers know pretty well,” said Massa.  “It’s a little bit like a home Grand Prix for everybody because we’re always testing there! You need good downforce for the high-speed sections, and you also need very good traction in the last sector.

“We had a good pre-season test there this year, but this is where it counts. I really hope we can have a good weekend without any unlucky incidents like we had in Sochi.”