BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - JULY 28:  Felipe Massa of Brazil and Ferrari drives during the Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix at Hungaroring on July 28, 2013 in Budapest, Hungary.  (Photo by Vladimir Rys/Getty Images)

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endured a difficult afternoon in Hungary after damaging his front wing on Nico Rosberg’s Mercedes on the first lap.

The Brazilian eventually finished eighth, and was clearly very frustrated by his afternoon.

“It was a difficult race for us, and for me especially,” said Massa. “I lost a part of my front wing in the first lap, and I’m sure that was a big problem for my car. I lost the balance, more understeer, more oversteer, using the tires a bit more than I was supposed to because of that. I’m sure that was a big problem for me.

“To change the front wing would take a lot of time, and for sure my race would have been worse.

“You can never be satisfied to finish eighth. It was a difficult race anyway for us, we didn’t have the pace we expected to have. For sure, not satisfying.”

Regarding the team’s current form he said: “We need to work to bring more new pieces to the next race. We have a little bit of time. It’s important to understand things and to bring everything which can work to our car, and have a second part of the season much better than the first.”

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