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Massa describes pole as an 'incredible moment'

It was the Brazilian's first pole position since the end of 2008
Saturday, June 21, 2014
 
21st June, 2014 (F1 Plus / Rosie Baillie) - Felipe Massa took a surprise pole position in Austria after setting the fastest lap shortly after the chequered flag.
 
The Brazilian driver said it was an ‘incredible moment’ for him and the team.
 
It’s an incredible moment for me, but the whole team is feeling this too. The team has a great history and we continue to build on that. It’s a special day.” Massa said.
 
“There is a lot to do tomorrow and we have a very strong Mercedes behind us.”
 
His Austrian pole position is his first pole position since the 2008 Brazilian Grand Prix. He said it was emotional as it was the first time his son has seen him take pole.
 
“Today is a day I won’t forget though and it’s the first time my son has seen me get pole so emotions are high.”
 
Valtteri Bottas qualified second, his best qualifying position of the year,  helping Williams lockout the front row for the first time since 2003.
 
I am really happy for us as a team as it is such a good result. It couldn’t have been a better Saturday for us.” Bottas said.
 
“I would have liked to have been on pole, but Felipe had the better lap when it mattered.”
 
“Tomorrow isn’t going to be easy as the Mercedes are still the quickest car. I pushed a bit too hard on my final lap at Turn Six, but I was already down on my quickest.”
 

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