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Feilpe Massa scored his first podium in two years(his last podium was in Korea 2010) thanks to a brilliant start and strategy. He qualified in 11th place and started from 10th after Hulkenberg's penalty and after 53 laps of racing he finished in 2nd place. We tell you how.
At the start of the race, Massa benefited from crash between Grosjean and Webber and Alonso and Raikkonen as he made his way from 10th on the grid to 4th by the end of lap 1. He was now behind Vettel, Kobayashi and Button.
His way to 2nd place is even more interesting. Since Massa didn't make into Q3 he could start the start the race on a fresh start of soft tyres while the top 10 runners had to start on the set they used in their last run. This helped him extend his first stint. Button and Kobayashi pitted on lap 13 and 14 respectively and came behind Daniel Ricciardo who was yet to make his pit stop. Both lost valuable time overtaking the Australian and when Massa pitted on lap 17 he came out ahead of them.
Towards the latter part of the race, Kobayashi and Button were fighting out with each other and didn't bother much about Massa. Button was hoping to overtake Kobayashi by a quicker pit stop(like his teammate Hamilton who overtook Perez by a ultra quick 2.5 second stop), but that didn't happen as he didn't stop at the exact place in the pit box and there was a minor delay in changing one of his rear tyres.