Massa: Fan-base in China is wonderful

Date published: April 12 2016

Sitting fourth on the Constructors Championship table, Williams driver Felipe Massa is excited to be heading to Shanghai for the Chinese Grand Prix.

At the start of the Bahrain Grand Prix, Massa enjoyed a stint where he was in second place and was in contention for a podium finish. However an error in strategy caused the Brazilian to finish the race in 7th place.

Moving on from his disappointment in the desert, Massa said that he is looking forward to embracing the huge fan base he has in China.

"I think Shanghai is a nice track and it’s always fantastic to go back to China," he said.

"I have a lot of fans there, and I always enjoy going to see them. We get people waiting outside the hotel all day, so it’s really amazing to be with them. I’m really looking forward to that.

"The fans always have a lot of gifts for me and my family, which is amazing.

"I"ve had good races there, including last year when I finished fifth. I look forward to another good race, and maybe even finishing on the podium."