Ever Since leaving the Ferrari, Massa has been on a charge, and in this animated talk with the media, Massa talks about that first lap incident, while also revealing that the team is bringing a big package for China.
Massa was put forwarded a question on that infamous first lap incident at Australia, and these two weeks seems to have cooled down the situation between him and Kobayashi.
"For sure, I heard what's happened to him. If you have a problem with the car, there's not big thing that you can do but I accept what's happened, although it doesn't change a thing for me, as I lost the race. He also wrote to me, so I'm fine, as we don't get anything thinking about the last race." - Felipe Massa
Massa also praised the performance of his teammate by stating that Bottas showed some great potential in the race, and also urging that he would love to see Williams competitive again in the upcoming races.
"Qualifying and Race was in different conditions, and we didn't start in the right position. I think, In the normal simple stat, we're in the Top 5. So, we did show a good performance in the race, and if I didn't have the problem in the first corner, it was possible to see both cars in the podium, but it was even more possible to see Valtteri in the podium with the race he was doing, and after making contact with wall, he showed great potential. These are different conditions, but I would love to see us being competitive again." - Felipe Massa
When quizzed about the performance defecit that Williams showed in Melbourne as compared to the pre-season testing, Massa admitted that the team lacked rear-downforce and they're working back at the factory to improve on the areas,
"We're missing a bit of rear downforce and we're working on it to improve, pieces were not ready for this race, so we're here with the same car more or less as compared to Australia. These are different tracks, so we need to wait and see how the car behaves here, and we're working 100% in the factory to improve on the areas, and when we fix these issues, we can show that the car is better in balance, and it will be positive for us as well." - Felipe Massa
"You're always concerned that some of the teams will improve their car, but we have a good car anyway, and definitely from now to Barcelona, we'll see improvements from all the teams including us. We're working on a big package for China, and we'll see what happens race by race, and I hope we can be competitive and fighting like we did at Australia." - Felipe Massa