Russia

Last Race: 12th Oct Russia

Russia GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Nico Rosberg
3 Valtteri Bottas

Massa 'happier than expected'

Friday 31st January 2014

Share:

Massa 'happier than expected'

Massa 'happier than expected'

Having made the move to Williams in the off-season, Felipe Massa has revealed that it is going better than expected.

The Brazilian bid farewell to Ferrari at the end of last year and moved to Williams where he hopes to revive the team's flagging fortunes.

"I am happy with the change I made, it was in the direction that I expected," he told Autosport.

"Williams is a professional team, a team that can do a very good job in F1. It is a team that is not there to fight at the back but at the front.

"It is something that makes me even happier than I expected."

Massa made his Williams debut at the Jerez circuit on Thursday, putting in 47 laps in the new FW36.

It was a flying start for the 32-year-old who clocked the day's second fastest time, a 1:23.700.

However, the day was not without its problems as Massa revealed there were "little" issues that cost him track time.

"We didn't do as many laps as we expected to do, because unfortunately many times you have little issues that it takes a lot of time to change and to go out but I would say it is pretty normal.

"I think other people are struggling more than what we are struggling, but I am happy with things.

"I am happy with the first feeling, the first impression with the team, the first feeling of driving the car, the engine, the car itself, the tyres, gearbox, everything. And I am really happy."

Highs & Lows Of Alonso At Ferrari

Editor's Picks

Alonso's Ferrari Highs And Lows

Alonso's Ferrari Highs And Lows

Fernando Alonso is on his way out at Ferrari, but there have been plenty of highlights and low points...

Never Shoot Down F1 Rumour

Never Shoot Down F1 Rumour

Sporting rumours should always be taken with a pinch of salt, but F1 has proven time and time again that where there's smoke, there's fire...

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

The season may be underway but you can still enter the PlanetF1 Fantasy League and win prizes on a race-by-race basis...

Winners & Losers: Russian GP

Winners & Losers: Russian GP

The Russian Grand Prix was a great event but a poor race, thanks to Pirelli's failure to do basic research...

Reasons For Three-Car Teams

Reasons For Three-Car Teams

What's not to like about three-car teams? Bernie's suggestion has been dismissed by the purists, but it would tighten up the racing...