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Brazilian
25 April 1981 (37)
Jean Lucas (25 April 1917)
Giedo van der Garde (25 April 1985)
Jean-Éric Vergne (25 April 1990)

statistics

11 (4.1%)
41 (15.1%)
16 (5.9%)
0 (0%)
1st
15
271
269
1167 (4.3 points per race avg)
14854
937 (6.3%)
15 (5.5%)
42 (15.5%)
2002 Australian Grand Prix
2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

about Felipe Massa

Felipe Massa (Portuguese pronunciation: [fi?lipi ?mas?], 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.

Massa announced that he would retire from Formula One at the end of the 2016 season. However, upon the abrupt retirement of 2016 Formula One Champion Nico Rosberg, Massa returned to Williams for a one-year contract to partner rookie Lance Stroll, when Valtteri Bottas left Williams to fill the vacant seat at Mercedes. On 4 November 2017, Massa confirmed that he would be retiring from Formula One at the end of the 2017 season.


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seasons

2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017,

finishing positions

grid positions

teams & teammates

season teammate
2002 Nick Heidfeld
Heinz-Harald Frentzen
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2004 Giancarlo Fisichella
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2005 Jacques Villeneuve
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2006 Michael Schumacher
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2007 Kimi Räikkönen
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2008 Kimi Räikkönen
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2009 Kimi Räikkönen
Luca Badoer
Giancarlo Fisichella
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2010 Fernando Alonso
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2011 Fernando Alonso
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2012 Fernando Alonso
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2013 Fernando Alonso
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2014 Valtteri Bottas
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2015 Valtteri Bottas
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2016 Valtteri Bottas
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2017 Lance Stroll
Paul di Resta
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The Italian outfit pushed Mercedes hard for much of this year but a spate of errors from Sebastian Vettel and on the operational front have left it needing a miracle to get back in the hunt. Lewis Hamilton will be crowned champion in Austin on Sunday if he wins the race and Vettel is no higher than third. Massa, who drove for Ferrari from 2006 to 2013 and nearly won the championship in 2008 ...

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The Brazilian was invited to the Japanese Grand Prix to take part in an historic demonstration, putting in some laps with a 2006 F248 and a 2010 F10 which were both powered by V8s. It was the first time that Massa had driven an F1 car since he retired from the sport at the end of last season, and he says that while he preferred the lighter cars to current machinery, the older engines were not ...

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Williams asked Massa to extend his F1 career by one more season so it could field the experienced Brazilian alongside incoming rookie Stroll, and the pair helped the team to fifth in the constructors’ championship. Massa was then replaced by Sergey Sirotkin for 2018, and Stroll downplayed the benefit of having a veteran driver alongside him the previous season. Stroll told Motorsport.com ... ...

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Massa said recently that he felt Williams' situation was being made more difficult because it had had to make finances a priority when it came to drivers, so couldn't afford high-paid superstars.But speaking ahead of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Stroll said he was baffled by his former team-mate's remarks – especially because he had showed strong form already last year."I don't und ...

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Williams has endured a tougher than expected start to 2018, and is the only team that has yet to score a point in the first three races of the campaign.Massa, who retired from F1 at the end of last season and was replaced by Sergey Sirotkin, believes the difficulties that Williams is facing can be traced back to it not having the kind of money that is enjoyed by the big manufacturer ...

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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 ...

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Hamilton clinched his fourth world championship this year, fending off Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel with Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas 58 points adrift. Mercedes usually operates a policy of treating its drivers equally, but Massa, who was beaten to the 2008 title by Hamilton, believes the world champion team will focus on the Briton next year.“Next year the team is completely on ...

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Massa, who won 11 grands prix for Ferrari between 2006 and 2008, ended his 16-year spell in F1 with Williams in 2017.The Brazilian said this year's cars restored a challenge he felt had been the missing before the aerodynamic rule changes and move to more durable tyres."Definitely I will remember that it [the 2017 car] is nice to drive," Massa said."When you're just driving the car ...

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The Brazilian came out of retirement to race for the team for a fourth year in 2017 after Valtteri Bottas replaced Nico Rosberg at Mercedes during the winter.Massa scored 43 points for the team and was in contention to win the Azerbaijan Grand Prix before he suffered a technical problem.Lowe said Massa was consistent throughout the year, which in turn meant rookie Lance Stroll always ...

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Massa announced his retirement for the second year in a row towards the end of the 2017 season, leaving a vacant seat alongside Lance Stroll at Williams.Robert Kubica appeared to be the leading contender for the drive, but following the post-Abu Dhabi Grand Prix test, Russian Formula 2 racer Sergey Sirotkin emerged as the favourite to secure the position.Asked by Motorsport.com if he ...

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Massa was running third, having started ninth, when the race was red-flagged.When it resumed, Massa suffered the issue and was passed by eventual race winner Daniel Ricciardo before rapidly falling down the order and retiring.Several drivers claimed they could have won the race without issues but, following analysis, Williams chief technical officer Lowe believes Massa would have ...

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Massa enjoyed tussles with his former Ferrari teammate Fernando Alonso in both events, earning seventh and 10 and taking his points tally for the season to 43.Smedley, who has worked with Massa for over a decade at Ferrari and subsequently Williams, insists that the Brazilian was at the top of his game until the very end."Look how he's finished, he's finished absolutely on a high," ...

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After the chequered flag at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix I decided to do something a bit special – that isn’t really covered by the FIA rules. But after 15 years of Formula 1, I am sure I will be forgiven.Following the lap of honour, I went with my car to the start/finish straight with the two Mercedes drivers to celebrate with a spectacular burnout. I was delighted to receive the ...

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Massa can be seen with a green-coloured helmet to celebrate his final Formula 1 race. Designed by Jens Munser studio, the helmet has "2002-2017" inscribed, referring to the 16 years he spent in Formula 1.Having clinched his fourth title in Mexico, Hamilton has adopted a gold helmet for this weekend, while Fernando Alonso's running metallic colours on his helmet, which will glow bright

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The Williams driver, a veteran of 268 grand prix starts, will leave F1 at the end of the season but expects to continue racing in other series.Massa is also believed to have spoken to FIA president Jean Todt regarding using his expertise to assist the governing body.Speaking to reporters in Abu Dhabi, Todt said he would be interested in working with Massa in the future and is ...

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I could not have asked for more at my last Brazilian Grand Prix. Emotionally, it was an intense weekend, but I experienced many positive feelings.On the sporting front too, I believe I played a big part in achieving the maximum possible result for both myself and the Williams Martini Racing team. We managed to finish the race behind the top three teams, and it was impossible to hope ...

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A number of Mercedes crew were subject to an armed robbery near the track on Friday night, with Williams and FIA personnel also coming face-to-face with gun-carrying criminals.On Saturday night, robbers tried to stop a minibus carrying Sauber team members, but the crew's driver was able to escape. ...

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An angry Massa, in his final home grand prix, slammed Sainz for what he labeled a "completely unacceptable" incident, accusing the Spaniard of having impeded him in Q3 on purpose.Massa said: "I even spoke to him and said 'this time you disturbed me on purpose, you knew I was coming.' And he said, 'Yeah, I knew, because you disturbed me yesterday in the long run.'"He did it on purpose ...

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Williams driver Massa – who will start his final home grand prix on Sunday – starred in Q1 and Q2 with fourth and seventh-fastest times respectively.But he will start 10th after being forced to abort his first Q3 run after coming across Sainz's Renault at Turn 4, and then suffering a big slide at the following corner after shaking his fist."I was so happy with the car in Q1 and Q2 ...

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Massa quit F1 at the end of 2016, but was enticed back by Williams to replace Valtteri Bottas, who left for Mercedes ahead of the current campaign. The Brazilian admits he was keen to stay on in F1 for a 16th season, as he feels competitive enough to compete, but has “no regrets”. “Part of me wanted to carry on because I think I’m still competitive enough to race a top-line Formula 1 ...

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I had promised myself that I would go to my home Brazilian Grand Prix with a clear vision about my future, which is why I asked Williams Martini Racing for an answer about 2018 before this weekend.And, as I think you now know, my F1 adventure will end after this season. With the decision taken, I am approaching the final two grands prix of my career in a relaxed manner.Part of me ...

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Felipe Massa celebrates his victory in Brazil in 2006Photo: Ferrari Media CenterMassa initially stepped down from the sport at the end of 2016, but was lured back by Willia ...

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Massa, a veteran of 267 grand prix starts, quit F1 at the end of last year but was enticed back by Williams to replace Mercedes-bound Valtteri Bottas. The Brazilian has scored 36 points this season, four fewer than teammate Lance Stroll, and had said he was keen to stay on for a 16th season but only with Williams.But Williams has been in no rush to announce who will partner Stroll ...

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The Grove team is still considering its options for next year, with tech chief Paddy Lowe insisting that Massa is still a candidate, alongside Kubica, di Resta and Pascal Wehrlein.Kubica has tested for Williams twice - at Silverstone and Hungaroring - as the team evaluated his performance following the accident that put an end to his F1 career in 2011.However, Massa believes that it ...

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