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Felipe Massa

Felipe Massa


Felipe Massa: bio Felipe Massa (Portuguese pronunciation: [fiˈlipi ˈmasɐ], born 25 April 1981) is a Brazilian former Formula One racing driver. Massa started his career in go-karting from the age of eight continuing in national and regional championships for seven years. He moved into Formula Chevrolet and claimed the championship. He moved in Italian Formula Renault in 2000 and won the title along with the European championship. Massa went into Euro Formula 3000 taking the championship. Massa started his Formula One career with Sauber before joining Scuderia Ferrari as a test driver for 2003. He returned to Sauber for 2004 and 2005 before rejoining Ferrari where he won two races in 2006 including his home Grand Prix becoming the first Brazilian since Ayrton Senna to win the Brazilian Grand Prix. Massa won three races in 2007, finishing 4th in the Drivers' Championship. He finished second in the 2008 Drivers' World Championship after a long title battle with Lewis Hamilton, winning six races to Hamilton's five. At the 2009 Hungarian Grand Prix, Massa was injured by a suspension spring off the Brawn GP car of Rubens Barrichello. Massa was forced to miss the rest of the season but returned in 2010. Massa suffered a dip in form in 2011 scoring no podiums but consistently scoring points. Massa contributed to Ferrari's Constructors' Championships in 2007 and 2008 and was under contract to race for the team until the end of the 2013 season. On 10 September 2013, he confirmed he would be leaving Ferrari at the end of the 2013 season. Massa replaced Pastor Maldonado alongside Valtteri Bottas at Williams from 2014. Full bio http://www.motorsport.com/driver/felipe-massa/bio


Felipe Massa
Born (1981-04-25) 25 April 1981 (age 36)
São Paulo, Brazil
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality Brazilian
2017 team Williams-Mercedes
Car number 19
Entries 272 (269 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 11
Podiums 41
Career points 1167
Pole positions 16
Fastest laps 15
First entry 2002 Australian Grand Prix
First win 2006 Turkish Grand Prix
Last win 2008 Brazilian Grand Prix
Last entry 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
2017 position 11th (43 pts)

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After being drafted in at late notice to replace Mercedes-bound Valtteri Bottas alongside Stroll last year, Massa retired from grand prix racing for a second time at the end of the 2018 season.The Brazilian’s place has been taken by rookie Sergey Sirotkin for 2018, giving Williams one of the least experienced driver line-ups on the F1 grid.But, when asked whether he would miss having ... Keep reading


Massa, who left Williams after four years with the team, scored 43 points in 2017 with the team ending up fifth in the constructors' championship.Next year's car will be the first that chief technical officer Paddy Lowe will have an influence on and Massa says visually, the changes are significant."I saw the new car in the wind tunnel and I saw so many changes that look quite ... Keep reading