Felipe Massa says Williams is still 'too slow' in the wet as he finished qualifying down in seventh position on the grid.

Expected to be challenging the Ferraris for the second row of the grid in the dry, Massa and team-mate Valtteri Bottas would struggle for pace in the sodden conditions, more than two seconds adrift of pole position on the fourth row.

Indeed, having complained of a lack of pace in the wet with last year's FW36, Massa was disappointed to see another substantial gap to the front in the FW37 once the rain came down.

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"For sure it is a deficit," he said. "We were too slow, there is nothing you can think about. If you don't do the good lap for a reason or another you lose half a second or a second, but we are talking about seconds. It is a big difference."

Saying the car is using wet tyres differently to his rivals, Massa is hopeful Williams can get to the bottom of its problems.

"We need to analyse, but if you see how much we lose in the first sector and then in the second sector we lose more and then in the third sector we lose a lot more. For sure, we are using the tyres in a different and this is a point we need to understand

"It is a similar car, it is an evolution compared to last year. We haven't fixed it, so we need to work a lot to fix it in these type of conditions."