• Second Bahrain Test - Day Three

Massa 'really happy' with quick Williams

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Felipe Massa is "really happy" with his Williams after it took him to the top of the timesheets on his final day of pre-season testing on Saturday.

Massa signed off his week with the fastest time of the Bahrain circuit over both tests, backing up the promising signs the team has been showing throughout the pre-season. With the car running reliably, Massa was able to focus on unlocking performance from the FW36 and was happy with the results.

"We had a very good day today doing almost 100 laps," Massa said. "We did a lot more performance work in the car which is something that we haven't done so much of so far.

"I'm really happy with the car and feel we found a good balance. We did so much work on the set-up but it is very important that we go to Australia prepared. Of course you are always happy when you see your name at the top in first place, but as well as performance, today was good for the mileage and reliability of the car which we know is needed for Australia."

Massa is also confident Williams has the reliability to be competitive at the opening races.

"You can never be sure that you are 100% ready for the first race, but I feel that what we have done in these days testing has been important for making sure that we have a car that can not only get to the end of the race, but that will have good performance as well."

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