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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.
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Brazilian Formula One driver Felipe Massa was left frustrated after what he believed was a wrong tyre strategy by the team cost him a better position in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Massa started the race with soft tyres and he did rather well to make them last for the first nineteen laps before going into the pits and change into the medium tyres for his second stint. He then went into the pits on lap 38, hoping to switch to another set of softer tyres for the final laps of the race, a strategy that worked well for team mate and former world champion Fernando Alonso.
However, Ferrari put on another set of medium tyres for the final stint of the race and struggling for grip, Massa failed to progress much in the final laps of the race, finishing at a lowly eighth, well behind Alonso, who had trailed him for much of his second stint, finishing at fifth on the softer tyres.
And speaking about the debacle, Felipe Massa stated that they made a mistake, adding that he didn’t expect to go out for his third stint on the same medium set of tyres. He stated that had he the softer tyres on for his final stint, he would have easily overtaken Jean Eric Vergne as well as given Lewis Hamilton a run for his money and possibly could have overtaken from him as well.
Felipe Massa went on to add that he would probably have been a second quicker if he had the softer tyres on his car and even went as far as saying that he might easily have finished in the top five.
Massa, who will leave Ferrari at the end of the season, will definitely not be happy with his team’s step-motherly treatment towards him.
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