Massa admits to playing catch-up after shunt
4 July 2014 – Felipe Massa has admitted that he is slightly behind his rivals after crashing out of the first practice session for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.
Massa lost control exiting Stowe during the early stages of the session and sustained severe damage to the Williams FW36.
The Brazilian's car was sufficiently repaired, although he missed the first part of the second session as Williams finished the repair job.
"This morning wasn't the best as I put a wheel on the artificial grass and that was it, the session was over," he said of his accident.
"As a result I lost some time in FP2 and we struggled with the balance but we made some progress. Tomorrow should be a better day but we are behind on our run plan.
"I have to say a big thank you to the team as they worked very hard to get the car ready for the second session. We have a lot to do to get the set-up right for tomorrow and the weather may not help us either."
Massa is set to start his 200th Formula 1 race this weekend.