Massa changes engine after qualifying last

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

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.
Felipe Massa

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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