Massa left frustrated by pit stop problem
20 April 2014 – Felipe Massa's chance of a good result at the Chinese Grand Prix disappeared after a calamatous pit stop dropped him down the order.
Massa made a good start from sixth place on the grid and survived making contact with Fernando Alonso to continue among the top group.
But at his first stop Williams did not have the tyres ready and Massa lost over a minute, before he eventually recovered to 15th place.
"I had another great start today and we were fighting at the top," he said.
"I felt some contact with Fernando but luckily the car wasn't damaged so I could carry on. There was a mistake at the first pitstop and that effectively lost me the race as I came back out on track in last position. It is a frustrating situation and something we need to work on to make sure that it doesn't happen again."
Team-mate Valtteri Bottas also made contact with a rival at the start as he was clipped by Mercedes's Nico Rosberg. The collision cost the Finn track position but he was able to recover to seventh place.
"It was a good race for me despite some hard contact at the start which cost me a few positions," he said. "I also had to drive the whole race without telemetry which isn't the easiest thing to do. We made progress over the whole weekend which is good."