Felipe Massa will change his engine after qualifying last on the grid for the Singapore Grand Prix.
Massa’s gearbox seized during his out-lap in Q1, meaning he failed to set a time:
I had a problem with the gearbox which seized unexpectedly, without giving any warning and so I had to stop out on the track: now we have to understand exactly what happened.
We will change the engine as a precaution, also taking into account the fact I am last on the grid.
I’m expecting to have a very complicated race, especially as we are at a track where overtaking is very difficult, but it’s true that anything can always happen: rain, safety car, who knows.
I am very disappointed of course because today we had a very competitive car, as Fernando proved. I like this track but it seems that it does not bring me much luck.
Massa’s ten-place grid penalty for using his ninth engine of the season will have no effect on his starting position.
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