Williams driver Felipe Massa says he hopes can start on pole position this season at least once or more.

Twelve months ago of course, the Brazilian did just that in Austria and with F1 returning to Spielberg this weekend, he was asked if he might be able to repeat it. Massa doesn't believe it is out of the question, but does concede that Williams were probably closer in 2014.

"I think you can never say never," he said ahead of the eighth round in the 2015 F1 World Championship. "We know it's very difficult because Mercedes is the quickest car by a good margin in every race. But they were last year as well.

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"Maybe the difference was a bit smaller, especially in qualifying compared to the other teams, but we will try."

Massa also added that Williams need to strive for the maximum result every weekend, and not just in qualifying.

"We need to think about it every race, trying to do the best we can. We always fight for first position in qualifying, but also in the race and we need to try again. We know that Mercedes is very strong but we will try. I hope it can be possible and we can manage to start on pole once or more this year," he continued.

"Nobody managed to do it last year except for me once, so we know it's very difficult but we need to try, not just in qualifying but also during the race because that's when it counts.

"I think it can be a good track for us [here] and I hope everything that we have new in the car works and gives us an extra bit of help."