After a frustrating qualifying session in Japan Felipe Massa earned a solid sixth place in Korea, although he was 0.3s off team mate Fernando Alonso.
Nevertheless the Brazilian was pleased with the outcome after failing to get out of Q2 in Suzuka.
“I think it was more or less OK,” said Massa. “Sure it was not really a perfect lap, I made some little mistakes in a few corners, but anyway it would not be much better than how it was, maybe one or two positions better, not more than that.
“But anyway I’m looking forward to the race, the race is what counts, so I hope we can have a more competitive race compared to what we had in qualifying. We saw two teams quicker than us, so now we need to concentrate on the race.”
Massa hopes to gain some ground at the start: “The start here, corner one, is a bit tight, but I’m looking forward to that, and also for the pace. It’s important to have a good pace in the race, and I think that can be quite important for us to recover some positions.”