Felipe Massa wants to enjoy his final race in Formula 1, and hopes to end his career by having a fun race. The Brazilian managed to get into the final stage of qualifying on Saturday and will start the race from tenth on the grid.
Massa's fastest time in Q3 was a 1:38.550, which was just over two-tenths down on the Force India's ahead. After the Grand Prix on Sunday, Massa will end his fifteen-year career in Formula 1 and is hoping to do so by having some fun.
"It was good. I'm so happy with the lap. I don't know how I got into Q3, I was on the limit. But I was happy with my laps, taking the best out of the car. Almost perfect laps and that's what counts in the end. We are 10th but I think that was the best we could achieve today.
"You try everything you can, brake late, go early on the throttle. It worked. Unfortunately I'm 10th but the lap was perfect. It's a good way to retire, good races, good lap times. I'm happy that I'm finished with my head up and competitive. I want to have fun tomorrow. I have nothing to lose, risk everything you can. Let's have fun."
Bahrain International Circuit - Winter testing