Felipe Massa

Felipe Massa started go karting when he was just eight years old and finished fourth that very season. For seven years he continued to participate and win many national as well as international championships. After moving to Formula Chevrolet in 1998 and finishing the Brazilian championship in the fifth place he won three out of the ten races next year to claim the championship. Massa moved to Europe in 2000 to compete in the Italian Formula Renault series. That year he won both the Italian and the European formula Renault championships. He chose to move to Euro Formula 3000 over Formula Three and won six out of the eight races as well as the championship.

As a rookie in his first year in Formula One, he was paired with the 1999 international formula 3000 champion nick Heidfield. Felipe Massa scored four championship points in his debut year as a rookie. However he missed the united stated grand prix later that year due to a one race suspension. Massa was re-signed by Sauber for the 2004 season and he scored 12 out of the 34 points for Sauber the very same year. He stuck with Sauber for another year to score only 11 points all the while outpacing his fellow teammate Jacques Villeneuve. Soon BMW took over Sauber and Massa was released and replaced my Heidfield, his former teammate.

Felipe Massa rejoined Ferrari in 2006 where he was paired with Michael Schumacher. He started off well at Ferrari. He qualified second at the first race in Bahrain and secured the 5th position in Malaysia. In 2006, Barcelona Massa ser the fastest lap. In 2007 he aced the time sheets on five accounts and set fastest lap for four circuits in preseason training. He raced for Ferrari till 2013. In 2014 he signed with Williams as new season moves to Malaysia.

Massa Bids Farewell To Ferrari

Felipe Massa bid adieu to Ferrari and has now joined Williams. His 8 years stay at Ferrari was marked by some incredible performances and he left with a V8 engine. Sarcasm followed when he left Ferrari because he promised that he would not be so accommodating like Fernando Alonso in his near future.

Before leaving the Brazilian had a Christmas lunch with Alonso along with the Italian Formula One team. The president of Ferrari, Mr. Luca di Montezemolo presented Massa the engine from F2008 with which he nearly win the world championship in 2008 but lost to Lewis Hamilton by one point.

When asked to say something about his experience at Ferrari the Brazilian star regarded Stefano Domenicali, the principle of the team as his elder brother and also added that the journey so far had been amazing and he would not fail to remember what the team meant to him and what it had made him. It was a really emotional moment for all the team members. Massa also recalled the incident of 2009 in the Hungarian Grand Prix where he was supported enormously by the team during his fatal head injury.

Moving on to Williams would be a huge step in his career and the master driver said that Ferrari was like his second home and all the members were like his family. When asked to speak something about Fernando Alonso, Massa said that they would definitely meet again on the track but from the next time he would not even allow an inch to Alonso to pass through. All jokes were laughed and many toasts were raised but the fact that one of the best drivers of Ferrari leaving them left all the members with a heavy heart. It was certainly one of the biggest moments of Ferrari and also for Felipe Massa.