Williams’ veteran Felipe Massa admitted during Thursday’s press conference at the Hungaroring that his team still needs to understand why it struggles to get its development to work. The Brazilian also revealed that they are doing serious testing of new parts during Friday practices.
Williams F1 Team proved to be a competitive machince in 2014 and 2015. Its engine combined with a very good aerodinamical efficiency helped the team to challenge for podiums. However, the Grove-based team could not match its recent performances this year and fell into the midfield.
Felipe Massa said that Williams does not stand still this season as it is eager to update its car on a regular basis, but the developments do not always bring the expected results.
“Yes, for sure we’re trying to develop the car,” he started.
“This year we’ve had many new parts in the last races and we just need to try and understand what is the right configuration to use.”
Williams tries to use the second-to-last race before the summer break as a test as it intends to try many new parts out on the twisty circuit of Hungaroring.
“We will test a lot of different things tomorrow as well and hopefully we understand already the conclusion, how to use the right parts and make the car as competitive as we believe we can be.”
The Sao-Paolo-born driver’s future is still uncertain amid rumours that his team want to sign Jenson Button in case that the Briton is replaced by Stoffel Vandoorne. Massa confirmed its intention to stay in Formula 1 even if he has to find a seat in another team.
“Welll, the plan A is to stay in a top team, in a good team, like Williams or maybe like another team.”
“I think the time will give the right answer. As I said, I’m not really worried, trying to do my job in the best way every race and that’s the only thing I’m looking for,” said the