Pilot Williams Felipe Massa commented on his ninth place at the end of qualifying at Suzuka.
Sunday’s race, the Brazilian will start from eighth position on the starting grid because of a penalty Kimi Raikkonen.
“I am very happy with my performance in qualifying, said the Mass. – I progressed from segment to segment, and in the third part of the session gave a perfect circle.
In the race we start from an advantageous position, but nobody knows for sure what will happen on Sunday. We will try to achieve the maximum possible result in terms of a set of points”.
His teammate lance Stroll failed to overcome the first hurdle of qualification, becoming only the 18th.
“The session was not entirely successful,’ said the canadian. – I was not able to show a good time, as both a quick attempt at the last Chicane I was blocked first Perez and then went Out, then on the highway there were red flags [due to the departure of Romain Grosjean].
I had neither the time nor the chance to get to the second segment. Sometimes it happens – I was not lucky because of the traffic. This is doubly a shame because the car is well behaved throughout the weekend at Suzuka”.
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