Massa: Nice relief to score

Thursday 31-July-2014 11:32

Although relieved to have avoided an accident in Hungary, Felipe Massa was disappointed with the pace of his car.

The Williams driver arrived in Budapest on the back of successive DNFs, both the result of first lap accidents.

At Silverstone he was caught up in Kimi Raikkonen's crash while at the following race in Germany he collided with Kevin Magnussen.

Massa avoided a hat-trick last Sunday in Hungary and raced his way to fifth place.

"If we look what's happened in the last races it's a nice relief to finish a race and score some reasonable points," Massa told Autosport.

"For sure I needed to have that clean race. It was important for me. I took a lot of care on the first lap and we finished, so that's important."

Despite being happy about finishing the race, the Brazilian was disappointed with the pace of his car.

"[It's] definitely not enough. We didn't have a car to fight with Red Bull and Ferrari, even though we finished in front of one Ferrari.

"The car was not so competitive, just too slow."

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