Pilot Williams Felipe Massa admitted that sixth place was the absolute maximum for him at the Grand Prix of Australia.
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“It was a good race,’ said Felipe. I knew that my main task will be to overtake Grosjean at the start, because the main rival was that he, and not the racers Red Bull Racing, Ferrari and Mercedes, located in the front.
I got a good start: I overtook Romain, and then got in front of the net highway. Great result. I am very happy with this race: tire, stability on the track, pit stops, everything was great.
We are in a fair fight, overcame its competitors. I thank my team for the work done. Not bad for an old man!”
His young teammate lance Stroll has not managed to reach finish from-for problems with brakes.
“I liked the race pace of the car was good, – said the canadian. – I got a good start: I wasn’t planning to risk it, but there it is.
Some pilots ahead of me began to slow down in advance before entering the first turn, thanks to which I managed to play several positions. However, on the front of the bus formed a bald spot, so soon I had to go to the pit stop. We switched to the tactics of the two stops.
Then the machine suffered a failure of the brake disc. At some point I pressed on the pedal, but she’s lucky that it happened in the broad area of security.”
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