Felipe Massa will leave his home race, the Brazilian GP, empty handed after he was excluded from the results as his tyre temperature was too high on the grid.
The Brazilian started Sunday’s race at Interlagos eighth on the grid, but very early on it was revealed that Massa and the Williams crew will have to appear before the race stewards as his right-rear tyre pressure was found to be over the limit.
The Williams driver finished the race in eighth place, but it was confirmed after the race that his right rear was 27c over the limit and the stewards decided to exclude him from the race results.
Tyres can be a maximum of 110 degrees Celsius, but Massa’s was found to be 137 degrees.
It means Romain Grosjean from Lotus moves up to P8 while Max Verstappen in the Toro Rosso takes P9 with the second Lotus of Pastor Maldonado claiming the final point.