Massa thrilled to see Williams back on top
21 June 2014 – An emotional Felipe Massa spoke of his delight after heading a Williams 1-2 in Saturday's qualifying session for the Austrian Grand Prix.
As the Mercedes drivers faltered, Massa narrowly got the better of team-mate Bottas in a result that marks his first pole since the 2008 Brazilian Grand Prix and the outfit's first front row lockout since 2003.
"I'm so happy with what's happened today," said Massa. "It's a great moment – it's a very long time since I had my last pole position.
"First place is something that I got the chance to be many times in my career. Now I'm here again, after a long time that I couldn't be in this place. I hope it's just the beginning of great possibilities."
He added: "It's very emotional. I think it's similar to how Williams feels. Williams had an incredible career in the past and now they're back on top, in the fight. There is a way to go but I'm so pleased for me and the team."
Bottas backed up his team-mate's words: "I'm really happy for the team. This result is really good for us. We've taken big steps from last year. It's only Saturday but we can see that all the hard work is starting to pay off."
Bottas did, however, urge caution ahead of Sunday's 71-lap encounter, with a host of strong rivals behind.
"The race is tomorrow so we need to focus on that," he went on to explain. "It can be a different story tomorrow and it will not be easy to keep Mercedes behind. Cars like the Red Bull and Ferrari will also be strong."