Felipe Massa

Felipe Massa

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Felipe Massa: bio Felipe Massa (Portuguese pronunciation: [fiˈlipi ˈmasɐ], born 25 April 1981) is a Brazilian Formula One racing driver who currently drives for Williams. 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. 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

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Felipe Massa
Born (1981-04-25) 25 April 1981 (age 35)
São Paulo, Brazil
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality Brazilian
2017 team Williams-Mercedes
Car number 19
Entries 253 (250 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 11
Podiums 41
Career points 1124
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 2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
2016 position 11th (53 pts)

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For most Brazilians, football is almost a religion in itself.Last summer, as Felipe Massa contemplated his impending retirement, F1 Racing asked him whether he would prefer to be Formula 1 world champion, or the winning scorer for Brazil in a World Cup final. It was a question freighted with what-might-have-beens, since Massa was champion-elect for a few fleeting moments in the final ... Keep reading

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Williams convinced Massa to come out of retirement to partner Lance Stroll this season, after Valtteri Bottas moved to Mercedes to replace world champion Nico Rosberg.The Brazilian agreed a one-year deal and though he is in talks with Williams over a fifth season with the outfit, a firm decision has yet to be made.Massa has said he needs Williams to show it wants to keep him and that ... Keep reading

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