Felipe Massa admits his thoughts of the late Jules Bianchi may have affected his performance in the Hungarian Grand Prix after he finished outside the top ten.

The F1 community came together ahead of the race in Budapest to pay tribute to Bianchi, who died on July 17th as a result of injuries sustained in an accident during the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix. He had spent nine months in a coma.

A minute's silence took place ahead of the race, with the drivers being joined by Bianchi's family in a moving tribute on the grid.

Massa admits it was a difficult moment for himself and the other drivers to experience, before suggesting Bianchi may have indeed been playing on his mind during the race itself.

"It was not easy, it was difficult for everybody," he said. "Especially by being there with his family, somebody I was very close to so it was very difficult. I was thinking about him and asking for him to look over all of us. I tried to do my best for him in the race but it was not good enough.

"I don't know [if it affected my mind-set]. Maybe, yes. It was not an easy moment."

Massa endured a fraught afternoon in the Williams, firstly getting a pit-stop penalty for failing to line up in his grid box correctly at the start before struggling with tyres to finish an eventual 12th.