Felipe Massa is confident Williams' disastrous double non-score in the Hungarian Grand Prix won't be repeated after it was caught out for race pace around another high downforce venue.

Having failed to finish inside the top ten in Monaco, many questioned whether Williams would experience similar issues at the Hungaroring with its similarly high-downforce configuration. However, though Massa and Valtteri Bottas set themselves up for a more fruitful race day by qualifying well inside the top ten, both would endure eventful afternoons.

With Massa always playing catch up from a pit-stop penalty for failing to pull into his pit box correctly and Bottas ruled out of contention by ill-timed contact with Max Verstappen that left him with a puncture, the pair could only muster 12th and 13th place finishes.

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Indeed, though poor fortune played their part, both Massa and Bottas would complain of the car's poor lack of pace generally. Nonetheless, Massa remains certain this is merely a blip in an otherwise positive run of recent form.

"I am 100 per cent certain it was a one-off," he said. "What happened was a hard race. We were very strong in the last race fighting for the podium and the first place so what happened in Hungary we need to understand because we have another slow circuit which is Singapore.

"We will have many good tracks for us so it is not a problem I am sure we will be back on our pace that will be good for us."