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Despite a good pre-season at the Barcelona circuit, Williams concede this weekend is when it “counts” as they race for points at the Spanish GP.
The current team dynamic at Williams has reminded Felipe Massa of his Ferrari days with Michael Schumacher.
Lance Stroll was relieved to have finished his first Formula 1 race at the fourth attempt and is looking forward to going back to a circuit he knows well.
There was yet another double points finish for Force India, while Jolyon Palmer suffered another crash in his Renault.
Felipe Massa brushed off Sebastian Vettel’s reaction as the World Championship leader lost time trying to pass the Williams in the dying stages of the Russian Grand Prix.
Felipe Massa split the two Red Bull drivers in P6, both Force India cars qualified in the top 10 as Jolyon Palmer crashed out.
Felipe Massa may have retired from Formula 1 at the end of last season but the Brazilian reckons he could put in a 16th campaign come 2018.
First time out at the Sochi Autodrom, Lance Stroll acknowledges that there is still improvements to come and that “is generally from my side.”
Felipe Massa was best of the rest in Friday’s practice at the Sochi circuit, finishing ahead of Nico Hulkenberg and Kevin Magnussen.
Still chasing his first F1 points, Lance Stroll says he’s not going to dwell on the circumstances behind his Bahrain DNF, rather he is fully focused on Russia.