Felipe Massa says Williams is riding on a crest of a wave which he hopes to sustain at his team's home grand prix at Silverstone this weekend.

The Brazilian grabbed his first podium of the season last time out in Austria to give Williams consecutive rostrums after his team-mate Valtteri Bottas also notched up a third place finish in Canada.

The recent positive form has enabled Williams to close the gap to Ferrari in the constructors' championship and Massa sees no reason why it can't continue at the British Grand Prix.

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"Silverstone is a great circuit, with long high-speed corners which will suit the car's characteristics," Massa said. "Heading to the team's home race, we are looking to make it a hat-trick of podiums, and spirits within the team are high right now."

12 months ago Bottas claimed second place at Silverstone but Massa's challenge was ended in a heavy first-lap crash with Kimi Raikkonen, which briefly red-flagged the race. The 34-year-old is looking to put that experience behind him and improve on his best results at the British race, which currently stands at two fourth places (2009 and 2012) while racing for Ferrari.

"I hope we can give the home fans another positive result and we can continue the positive momentum from the last few weeks," he added.

Susie Wolff is lined up to drive one of the Williams FW37 machines in free practice one at Silverstone.

Williams has claimed victory on ten separate occasions at the British GP but will need to overhaul the dominant Mercedes squad if it is to secure an 11th victory on home soil.