Massa: A fantastic race


Celebrating the 40th podium of his career, Felipe Massa says he put his experience to good use in keeping Sebastian Vettel behind him.

Although he trailed the Ferrari in the opening stint of the Austrian GP, Massa moved up to third when Vettel ran into trouble during a pit stop.

The German, who emerged seconds behind the Williams, slowly but surely closed the gap which made for an exciting final few laps.

However, putting his years of experience to good use, Massa kept Vettel at bay and raced to third place.

The P3 marked Massa's 40th visit to the F1 podium.

"It was a fantastic race today," said the Brazilian driver.

"We managed to get Sebastian with his pit problem and pass him there.

"I understood that maybe at the end of the race he would be behind me, he was gaining with one or two tenths every lap.

"But I managed to keep the line and just use the experience."

He added: "I just focused on not making any mistakes."