Williams F1 driver Felipe Massa pretended to be a James Bond villain earlier this week in Mexico City when he drove the car which features in the new movie, Spectre. Brazil's Massa tested the Jaguar C-X75 ahead of the Mexican Grand Prix on Sunday (1 November).

"What makes it so special to drive this car is that it's fast, fun and I was even thinking that I was going to overtake James Bond in the movie," Massa joked. "I think I would make a very good James Bond villain so I think I would be really fast in the car but a little bit crazy outside as well."

Mexico is preparing to host its first grand prix in 23 years when Briton Nigel Mansell last won at Mexico City's Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez. Massa is currently sixth in the world championship and has two podiums to his name this season. The former Ferrari driver is hopeful he can claim another podium on Sunday.

"Well I really feel optimistic for the race, here in Mexico for the first time, my first race in Mexico," Massa said. "I think it will be a good track for us so I think we're going to be competitive and I'm really looking forward to finishing the podium here which would be fantastic. The Mexican fans love formula one and I'm sure it will be a lot of fun to be here with a good result at the end."

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton sealed his second successive world title in Austin, Texas last week.