Felipe Massa said a tough weekend became a positive one after he finished seventh for the Grove-based Williams team at the Monaco Grand Prix yesterday.
Despite starting in 16th on the grid, the Brazilian charged up the field to finish just behind the McLaren of Jenson But-ton.
“I am very happy with seventh,” said Massa.
“I took some risks when I changed strategy at the safety car and had to make my tyres last, which they did.
“I made the most of the opportunities I had with other cars making mistakes or retiring.
“Many things could have happened so I am pleased they worked out for the best. A tough weekend turned into a positive one.”
However, it was a race to forget for teammate Valtteri Bottas as he was forced to retire on lap 50 of 78 due to an engine problem.
Bottas added: “We had an issue with the power unit which is frustrating.
“There are some investig-ations to do to find out exactly what happened.
“After the start I was quickly in the points so it could have been a good weekend.”
Latest Sport news
- Ex-Oxford United star Jamie Cook proud of career after hanging up football boots to turn attention to golf
- POINT-TO-POINT: Big names jockeys sign up for Anglo-Irish challenge at Kingston Blount
- ROWING: Oxford City's Josie Nash and Eilish Turner-Frick shine in Inter-Regional Championships
- ATHLETICS: Abingdon's Paul Fernandez impresses in London Marathon
- AMERICAN FOOTBALL: James Walter’s double earns Oxford Saints their first victory
- ATHLETICS: Banbury Harriers win UK Youth Development League opener
- BAR BILLIARDS: Donnington Club close in on Division 1 crown
- RUGBY UNION: Oxford Brookes students to host charity sevens tournament
- Roger James bags brace as North Leigh beat youthful Oxford United to lift Oxfordshire Senior Cup
- HORSE RACING: Mark Bradstock thrilled with Coneygree's return to action