Williams has been hanging on barely the pace of Force India in recent races, but the rain of Interlagos ended the hopes of scoring of Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa, removing a major goal of fourth place in the constructors ‘ championship.
With only one race still to be won in Abu Dhabi and a maximum of 43 points in the game, Williams has to score at least 28 points more than Force India, something that only you would get it with at least one of the two cars on the podium, and provided that none of the pilots Force India puntuara.
Valtteri Bottas was the one who most closely took the points, but your bet for the intermediate tyres on a track in which the drainage leaves a lot to be desired, ended by turning against it.
“it Was a very difficult day in difficult conditions. We managed to keep the car in one piece, but it was not easy. We had a good potential with the strategy, but the intermediate tyres started to work a little too late for us. It is a shame that Force India has many more points than us, so it’s going to be complicated in Abu Dhabi. we Had very bad luck today with the timing of our strategy. It has been amazing to see the support given to Philip and I’m sure they really appreciated it. We are going to enjoy in Abu Dhabi”.
Felipe Massa couldn’t even finish the race after losing control of the car on the climb to the start / finish straight. The brazilian was long in the curve prior to the entrance to the pit lane, and ended up impacting against the wall of the opposite side, and must leave the race with a bitter farewell to their fans. That did not prevent him, in any case, to be cheered and honored by the vast majority of fans and members of the other teams.
“it Is impossible to explain my feelings on the day of today for everything that has happened. So much love. We have not been able to finish the race. I wanted to finish the right way, under the checkered flag. Unfortunately, I could not, but I believe that God knows what to do. I was walking, in front of my people, with this incredible reaction. Not only the fans, but of all the people in Formula 1 who went out to aplaudirme. It is impossible to explain these emotions. Did not expect this in my life, I don’t think that to be thrown into both. The least I can say is thank you, to all, to all the people that I have worked with, all the fans. I will never forget this day”.