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F1 Austrian Grand Prix: Massa hopes this is just the beginning

Felipe Massa hails his 2014 F1 Austrian GP pole position, says this proves Williams are back in the fight, even if the team does still have a lot to do
Felipe Massa was delighted after taking pole position on Saturday in qualifying for 2014 F1 Austrian Grand Prix, and is hoping that this is just the beginning for him and a resurgent Williams.

Massa snatched pole from his team-mate Valtteri Bottas right at the end of Q3, giving Williams a front-row lock-out, the team's first since Germany 2003, when Juan Pablo Montoya headed Ralf Schumacher.

Speaking afterwards, Massa was overjoyed with his first P1 in qualifying since Brazil 2008.

“I am so happy with what has happened today. It is such a great moment,” he said. “It was a very long time ago when I had my last pole position. It is such an incredible moment.”

“For sure we need to concentrate on the race tomorrow. It is a very important race for us,” he added. “But it is a great moment [to get pole] and this is the best place to be. I've had the chance many times [to start from pole] and here I am again now. So after a long time I couldn't be on this place I hope this is just the beginning of some great possibilities to be here again - and not just in qualifying, but also in the race.”

“The race is tomorrow. But I am so happy [at the moment]. I am very emotional,” he continued. “I think it is similar feelings what I feel for Williams as well. Williams have had an incredible record in the past. They are back to the top [now] and back to the fight.

“There is still a lot to do, however the work is going in the right line. I am so pleased for me and for Williams Martini as well,” he concluded.



Related Pictures

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21.06.2014- Free Practice 3, Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams F1 Team FW36
21.06.2014- Free Practice 3, Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams F1 Team FW36
21.06.2014- Qualifying, Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams F1 Team FW36 pole position
21.06.2014- Qualifying, Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams F1 Team FW36 pole position with his wife Raffaela Bassi (BRA) and their son Felipinho
21.06.2014- Qualifying, Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams F1 Team FW36 pole position
21.06.2014- Qualifying, Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams F1 Team FW36 pole position

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