GP Canada: The accident of Felipe Massa alters the plans of Williams


the first day of The GP of Canada has not passed on the plan for the team Williams. Although the british team had in mind to do various aerodynamic testing, combined with the usual work of set up and with the tyres, a big part of the plan was to fret with the strong crash of Felipe Massa in the first free training. The brazilian driver lost control of his Williams FW38 in the braking of turn 1, by touching the wall with the rear of the car, which affected the downforce, suspension and the gearbox.

despite the great work of the technicians of the team to rebuild the FW38 of Massa’s face at the FP2 and 1:15.513 marked by the brazilian during this second free training, at the end of the day, Felipe Massa had no good words for your work day: was Not a positive day after the accident happened in the first session. We have lost a lot of time and a large amount of spare parts and car parts. is Never pleasant going to sleep with this feeling, especially when you get to the first exchange and at the first session on the track”.

Still, Felipe Massa was trying to do a positive reading your second session free, where he finished three tenths off his teammate Valtteri Bottas: On a positive note, the car was very good in this afternoon’s session. There is still room for improvement to make the car perfect for the morning after the accident, so we will try to get it in the FP3 to make sure that all is well in the rankings. Of course, the car is much more competitive in comparison to Monaco. I Hope that we can grow tomorrow and Sunday“.


Valtteri Bottas had a day more peaceful
although suffering a few passes of braking in the last chicane, a trend
in the background are repeated in the majority of drivers and teams. Yet, even with this
circumstance, the Finnish driver
I got to repeat the sixth position in the two
sessions free
with a fastest time of 1:15.213, marked on the FP2:
“it is Always fun driving on this track, so I really
enjoyed the day today.
We managed to achieve stability in
the car quite fast
and have a good capacity of

by way of balance, Bottas also added: you can say that I’m pretty happy with the car, but I am convinced that the team and I can do better. In general it has been a Friday positive and I think that tomorrow everything is going to be very matched in the classification, the distances are going to be very short. Therefore, anything we can find during this evening will be very useful to take a step forward”.