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Hungarian F1 Grand Prix: Massa issue hampers practice progress

Felipe Massa remains confident about his Hungarian Grand Prix chances despite losing time with a spin and a technical issue in practice.
Felipe Massa remains positive about his chances in qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix despite being hampered by what he suspects was a suspension issue in free practice.

Massa was tenth quickest in the second free practice session of the day, but suffered a spin at the turn six/seven.

Indeed, on a day where the Williams – which has been on the podium in the hands of Valtteri Bottas for the last three races – appeared to relatively struggle with the high downforce characteristics of the Hungaroring, Massa was furthered hampered by balance woes.

“I had a little issue on the car so I had to stop, because the car was pushing to one side. I was having a strange feeling on the right-hand corners and a different feeling for corners to the left so we need to check back everything in the rear suspension.”

Despite this, Massa remains optimistic that he can turn it around for qualifying on Saturday even if he admits the circuit does not play to the strengths of the Williams.

“For sure it's not a perfect track for us but we will try everything for tomorrow. I couldn't have a very clean day today – especially to do the long run in the best way I could, but tomorrow is another day so let's do the best and try to see if we can be competitive.”

Tagged as: Williams , Felipe Massa

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July 25, 2014 5:11 PM

"I was having a strange feeling...." yeah, like one of your more & more frequent "blackouts" or was it in the pit of your stomach? like that feeling you get when you just know you're gonna get the sack? eh, Filipe?

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