Felipe Massa, Ferrari, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, 2013

Massa ‘never had three crashes so close together’

2013 Canadian Grand PrixPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Felipe Massa, Ferrari, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, 2013Felipe Massa said he’s “physically fine” after his third major crash in two weeks.

The Ferrari driver crashed heavily during Q2 at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. He had two shunts during the last race weekend in Monaco.

“I am very unhappy with the way qualifying went for me,” said Massa. “Track conditions were not easy, there was very little grip and I was struggling to put together a good lap.”

“I went out in Q2 because I braked on a white line at Turn 3 and when the rear end broke away, there was nothing I could do anymore. Physically, I?m fine, but within myself I?m very disappointed.”

“Never before have I had three accidents in such close succession, even if it?s always the case that when you try and give your all on tracks like this one and Monte Carlo, the risks are always higher.

“I still don?t know exactly how badly damaged the car is, but even if I?m very disappointed with what happened, we must stay focused, because tomorrow?s race will be long and on this track, anything can happen.”

Massa added he plans to drive an “attacking race” from his starting position of 16th.

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