The Ferrari driver stopped four times but had issues in three of the pitstops, something that relegated him down the order.
Massa finished in 11th position, outside of the points.
The Brazilian was disappointed with his race, but encouraged by the pace of his car during the Istanbul weekend.
"The start was good and I passed some cars on the track," Massa told the BBC. "And then I stopped at the right time and in a good position as well - then the pitstop was slow and we had a problem and then I went behind Lewis [Hamilton] and I was just in front of him at the stop.
"Then in the third pitstop as well we had a problem so I lost positions, and I went out to the dirty side on Turn 8 and it was completely dirty so I carried on straight otherwise it would have been possible to spin off.
"Then I lost more positions, then in the last pitstop we had another problem so... everything happened in the race.
"Anyway the positive thing is that the car was, I would say, competitive on the pace and I think this can be a positive thing for Barcelona."