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WILLIAMS FELT BAD RECALLING FELLIPE MASSA

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Claire Williams has admitted that she was not happy she asked Felipe Massa to reverse his earlier decision as regarding retirement from Formula 1, which he did to be a replacement for Mercedes bound Valtteri Bottas.


In December, Williams called Massa just after his visit to the factory for the team’s Christmas party. But he was delighted to return because he had retired primarily because he was aware he would not find a top-ride. He had not retired because he wanted to leave F1.

In an interview, William said;

“Felipe had announced his retirement, we had a whole fanfare around it, and then to have to phone your ex-driver up and say ‘would you mind coming out of retirement?’, you feel quite bad about it. But I’ve never heard anyone so happy and excited, so it was a big relief for us.”

According to William, they would never put a driver in the car if they do not believe he can deliver. But as everyone saw it even in his last race, Felipe is still motivated enough to compete in any race. She believes that Felipe still had enough strength left in him to face the rigors of the track. Continue reading

I WILL MISS DRIVING AN F1 CAR – MASSA

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After the games in Abu Dhabi this weekend, Felipe Massa has said he would be going into retirement.


One thing he would terribly miss however, is the thrill of driving a Formula One car, one which he calls “the most incredible car in the world”.

Massa, who was the runner-up in the drivers’ championship back in 2008 will be saying goodbye to the sport after the races this weekend in Abu Dhabi. The racer who currently is 35 years of age has decided that it was time to go and is “proud” of his decision.

In his final Friday practice sessions, he finished as the ninth and tenth fastest respectively in the Williams and it is his hope that he would garner some points on Sunday to help him go out on a high.

Massa, who said he would miss a lot of things in Formula 1, insisted that the main thing he would miss is the cars.

“I will miss many things in Formula 1, [mostly] I will miss driving the most incredible car in the world,” he told team sponsor Martini. Continue reading