Felipe Massa

Felipe Massa - the famous Brazilian racing driver, pilot team Ferrari. His career began avtogoschika weight in eight years. His first victory in the fall speeches in karting. His first season in this type of racing, he finished in fourth place high enough. During this period the Brazilian decided to link their fate with the racing. During the next seven years served Mass karting championships. In 1998, Masa participated in Formula Chevrolet. The first season was not particularly effective. And next season, he won. In 2000, Masa have had the opportunity to speak in Formula 3, but he preferred EvroFormulu 3000. This decision was his lucky star. He won the championship. After the resounding victory of the mass was invited to the team Sauber in Formula 1 as a test pilot, and soon became the main pilot. Weight immediately established itself as a racer with the character. He could act simply brilliant, then make obvious mistakes. By the mass has a rather short temper. During his debut season he scored 4 points, but managed to be noted by a major scandal at the Grand Prix of Italy in the incident with Pedro de la Rossa. Because of its uneven for the next season the Brazilian left without a place in the team. Felipe spent a year as test driver at Ferrari, where the gained experience. After working on my mistakes, Massa returned to Sauber in 2004 and remained in that command until 2006 when, when he was invited to the main driver in a Ferrari as a team-mate Michael Schumacher. Massa started the season well in Bahrain, even ahead of Michael Schumacher. However, experience has shown that from his mistakes, he does not get rid of turns. Throughout the season he had a huge number of flights, turns and bolides even broken. But the fans realized that the masses already formed a driving style and began to accept these mistakes is normal. Felipe Massa has a large number of fans, both in Brazil and other countries. Become a world champion at the Mass was a chance in 2008. He struggled with Lewis Hamilton of McLaren team. By the end of the season they went on an equal footing. Still, Massa made more errors than Hamilton that did not give him the opportunity to get the title. Weight lost only one point. Tragic for the pilot began in 2009. During the Grand Prix of Hungary, an unpleasant incident. In the driver's head hit the spring on the car and broke his skull. After a complicated surgery, weight regained consciousness and is in rehabilitation. However, the season he was unable to continue. In the 2010 season Felipe Massa will also serve as part of Ferrari.
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Formula 1

2017-11-21 11:54:02

Felipe Massa I Hope we can continue to compete at altitude

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa, who will leave Formula 1 after the race in Abu Dhabi, admitted that he wants in the future to fight at a high level.Felipe Massa "It's part of my future expectations. I really want to continue to have fun on the track fighting for victories.When I was eight, I got the fun of fighting, get it now. I hope it will in the future. So, yeah, definitely, I really hope can find the category in which you will get pleasure from the struggle, no less than in the Formula-1.I will have enough time to think about it to understand what category is best for me".It is expected that the Mass will be the pilot gaining the popularity of the series Formula-E.

2017-11-17 11:24:02

After a career Mass can obtain a position in the FIA

At the end of this year, Brazilian Felipe Massa will leave the Formula 1. In the Brazilian automobile Federation is ready to offer him the position.Walder Bernadino, head of the Brazilian automobile Federation "Usually the head of the Federation becomes a member of the world Motorsport Council of the FIA. But I understand that Felipe would benefit more from working in FIA. We have already discussed the issue with him".

2017-11-14 12:54:04

Felipe Massa Robbery in Brazil - an obstacle to the Grand Prix

In Brazil the staff of Mercedes, Williams and FIA was subjected to an armed assault during movement between the track and the hotel. Felipe Massa believes that this is a big problem for the future of his homeland.Lewis Hamilton "I was terrified when I found out about the incident. The saddest thing is that I'm already in the League for about ten years, and every year at least someone from the paddock becomes the victim of local bandits. The organizers are also responsible, because they must guarantee us security."Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff "Brazil is a great country, but we don't need armored vehicles to safely travel from the hotel to the highway".Felipe Massa "It's very sad not only for those who are experiencing such problems, but also for Brazilians. All of this suggests that the time has come for the country to develop further and not to stand still.We race in Mexico, we were in India, and I don't know, is it dangerous there as it is here.But for the responsible people it is a problem, because they have to ensure safety for everyone who comes onto the stage.I love Brazil, but at the moment I'm not coming back here to live. My son is studying in Monaco, he speaks three languages, which is important for its future. Perhaps in the future I would like to come back here when there are safer and better".

2017-11-12 22:24:03

Fernando Alonso We did not have much power

In Brazil, Fernando Alonso finished eighth. The whole race he was chasing Felipe Massa, but to go forward don't let a low power Honda engine.Fernando Alonso "We did not have much power during the whole race, and this was in Mexico. Several times I was very close to the Ground on the last turn, but even with activated DRS he left us. Okay, let Toro Rosso next year to worry about engine power.For us it's a great weekend I started sixth in the first rotation was the fifth and eventually earned some points".

2017-11-12 21:44:03

Felipe Massa I am very excited

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa in the home race, finished seventh, then made it to the podium and thanked the fans for their support. As you know, the Brazilian will leave Formula 1 at the end of the season.Felipe Massa "Thank you team, thank you stands. This support was very important to me, she gave me strength. I had a great start, I overtook Alonso, which is very important to me, since its speed in this race was higher than mine. I had to fight for their positions, it was necessary to control the temp, tires, speed.I managed to finish on a good position. I'm very excited. It's the last race here behind the wheel of a Formula 1. Thank you all for your support. It was the best race I could show today. I fought as best I could. Thank you all I love you all".

2017-11-12 20:54:03

Chronicle of the race Grand Prix of Brazil

Chronicle of the race Grand Prix of Brazil

184951 - Today from pole position for the third time in his career, will start Valtteri Bottas.185046 - Next to him is Sebastian Vettel.185102 - Second row Kimi Raikkonen and Max Verstappen.185154 - Third row Sergio Perez and Fernando Alonso.185252 - the Spaniard sixth, and so high it didn't start in 2014, when he played for Ferrari.185319 - the Fourth row completely for Renault Nico Hulkenberg and Carlos Sainz.185341 - Completing the top ten Felipe Massa and Esteban Windows.185405 - we Already know that Massa ends his career in Formula 1, so it's his last start on home track.185432 - Next Grosjean, Vandorn, Magnussen, Riccardo, Wehrlein, Stroll, Ericsson, Hartley and 185511 - Riccardo and the last four were different penalties one for replacement of transmission, some elements of the power plant.185525 from the pit lane will start Lewis Hamilton.185603 - British guy failed the first qualified in the status of four-time champion, breaking the car on the first lap. 185629 - Mercedes took advantage of the situation and replaced Lewis powerplant, so it will start from the pit lane.185724 - the Temperature is +28C and the track warmed up to +60C185818 - Round here short 4309 M185826 - race Distance - 71 185840 - There are two independent zones DRS185852 - Rain during the race is not 185926 - Raikkonen on the starting grid had problems with the electrics. But I guess everything was solved.190013 - Pilots go on warm-up 190027 - Most pilots chose the tires 190107 - On the harder Soft will start Riccardo he spent the second part of the qualification on these tires, Eriksson, went Out and 190130 - a Lot of live were greeted by the local 190202 - Machine return to the starting 190218 - All ready to 190230 - Lewis stands at the exit of the pit 190259 - START190327 - Vettel, Bottas, Raikkonen.190334 - Behind the reversal 190406 - Grosjean and Windows simultaneously 190412 - On the road machine 190439 - Grosjean knocked out Windows, and Esteban is the first gathering in your career190502 - McLaren Vandorn 190515 Windows tried to get to the boxes, but still stood on 190527 - the Entire peloton rides through pit 190650 - 1 lap Vettel, Bottas, Raikkonen, Verstappen, Alonso, Massa, Perez, Hulkenberg, Sainz, Faded, Ericsson, Hartley, Stroll, Hamilton, Wehrlein, Grosjean, 190706 - Magnussen also 190724 - by car Riccardo changed the bow 190840 - During the launch.

2017-11-12 08:34:06

Felipe Massa I was not able to show a good lap because of one pilot

Felipe Massa I was not able to show a good lap because of one pilot

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa through to the final qualification of the Grand Prix of Brazil, which showed 10-th result. To achieve the best, according to the Brazilian, he was not allowed Carlos Sainz from Renault.Felipe Massa "I was pleased with the qualification, or rather, the first two rounds. I was not able to show a good lap because of one pilot that is specifically not allowed me to finish the job. It was really disappointing.I think that if you make a mistake, all right then, but it was not a mistake. I'm really disappointed on the last lap it was raining, and I'm not going to give up. And I believe that my result could be much better".

2017-11-11 23:24:03

Qualifying score after Brazil

In the team Williams Felipe Massa drove a qualifying score with their partner and 172. The most equal fight to Sauber, where Pascal Wehrlein is leading with a score 107.Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas 13-6Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel - Kimi Raikkonen 14-5Red Bull, Daniel Riccardo - Max Verstappen 6-13Force India, Sergio Perez - Esteban Windows 12-7Williams, Felipe Massa - lance Stroll 17-2McLaren, Fernando Alonso - Stoffel Vandorn 15-3Toro Rosso, Pierre went Out - Brendon Hartley 0-2Renault, Nico - Carlos Sainz 2-1Haas, Roman Grosjean, Kevin Magnussen 12-7Sauber, Marcus Ericsson - Pascal Wehrlein 7-10.

2017-11-11 08:54:05

Felipe Massa We will try everything we can

Felipe Massa We will try everything we can

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa for the last practice of home Grand Prix of Brazil was on the 8th position.Felipe Massa "It was a good Friday. We were able to work with different tyre compounds on long and short periods. I think we are at the level of its direct competitors. Our speed is quite high, so we will do everything we can to achieve a good score in this race".

2017-11-09 10:14:04

Felipe Massa will take a year off

Felipe Massa will take a year off

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa said that could take a year off before returning to racing. Recall that at the end of the current season, the Brazilian will leave the Formula 1. His future actively associated with Formula E. Felipe Massa "I would like to work in Formula 1 for another year. I was pleased to work with the machine under the new rules. I like to pilot this technique is not what it was in recent years.I negotiated with the team, but they did not know in which direction to move on. Now you all know. The team decided to go the other way. Where it will lead stable, will look at the end of next year.Maybe I'll take a one year break because all the seats in Formula E Is already occupied. But I'll think of something. I intend to race Formula E, and I even talked about it recently, but the championship will start very soon.So I will have time to prepare for the next season, will be able to choose the right team. It is very difficult to say what will happen in the championship without the Brazilian.Brazilians like to cheer for other Brazilians, so this question is difficult to answer. I hope that Formula 1 will continue to remain a sport, then Brazil will always support this category".

2017-11-04 16:44:03

Felipe Massa leaves the Formula-1

Felipe Massa leaves the Formula-1

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa announced he will leave the team and Formula 1 at the end of the current season.Felipe Massa "As you know, after last year's decision to leave Formula 1, I agreed to return at the request of Williams. Four seasons at Williams gave me great pleasure, but this year I decided to retire. Thank you to everyone who supported me my wife, my father, all my family, my Manager, Nicolas Todt, friends and sponsors, and fans.I have to prepare for the last two races in Brazil and Abu Dhabi, which will be very emotional. I want to finish my career on a high note, and then begin a new Chapter in my life".8 Nov Mass will hold a press conference dedicated to the end of a career in Formula 1.Claire Williams, Deputy team principal "I Want to thank Felipe for all he has done for our team. We are particularly grateful that he agreed to return after the transition of Valtteri Bottas in the Mercedes. We really appreciate this decision after an emotional farewell to Formula 1 at the end of last year. We wish Felipe all the best for the future".

2017-11-04 15:44:03

Felipe Massa will announce retirement next week

Felipe Massa will announce retirement next week

Edition Motorsport reports that on 8 November, the eve of the home Grand Prix of Brazil, Felipe Massa will collect a press-conference where will announce the completion of a career in Formula 1.A year ago, Felipe has already said goodbye to Formula 1, but later Williams approached him with a request to return to replace Valtteri Bottas, who joined in the Mercedes. This time, it seems, Felipe finally say goodbye to the championship.According to rumors, Williams technical Director paddy Lowe doesn't want to work the dough. In its place expect Robert Kubica, Paul di Resta and Pascal Wehrlein.

2017-11-04 14:44:04

Paddy Lowe Relations with Mass tense

Paddy Lowe Relations with Mass tense

Williams technical Director Paddy Lowe said that the issue of the extension of the contract with Felipe Massa reigns some tension.Paddy Lowe "the Relationship between teams and drivers around the extension of the contract always tense. Most of us, when we go to work, do it in private with the boss, but in Formula 1 it is a public matter. It makes the situation uncomfortable for all parties.Felipe is a great guy, and he has a great relationship with the team. I think in any case we will remain in a good relationship, regardless of the outcome of negotiations.

2017-11-03 13:04:04

Paddy Lowe Points do not reflect the real picture of the struggle of the Masses and Stroll

Paddy Lowe Points do not reflect the real picture of the struggle of the Masses and Stroll

Williams technical Director Paddy Lowe said that the arrangement of the pilots in the standings does not reflect the real picture.Paddy Lowe "I don't think we need to talk too much about justice to Felipe. He really was a bad race not his fault.In Baku, many people said that day, Felipe could win the race. It could really be so, if the car hadn't broken down. According to telemetry, he could win the race with a good margin.In Mexico, Felipe was unlucky on the first lap. And lance just got lucky. We all saw who worked throughout the season, so the points do not reflect accurately the full picture".For two stages before the end of the season on account of newcomer lance Stroll 40 points. From Felipe Massa 36 points.

2017-10-30 10:24:03

Felipe Massa I am disappointed

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa started tenth but finished only 11-m, on the threshold of a spectacle zone.Felipe Massa "I am very disappointed. It was a shame because of a puncture early in the race. The car was good, competitive and I am sure that without the puncture it would be a completely different situation. But they often are.I'm happy for the team because for the last two races we scored more points than Renault, but I was very sad to fail in this race because of the accident".

2017-10-29 23:54:03

Chronicle of the race Grand Prix of Mexico

Chronicle of the race Grand Prix of Mexico

214846 - Today from pole position, for the 50th time in his career, will start Sebastian Vettel.214908 - I Have to say that in the previous two Grand Prix of Mexico was won by the holder of pole position.214927 - the Second starting position from max Verstappen, who lost to Vettel just 86 thousandths of a second.214951 - On this occasion, Lewis Hamilton joked "Look, I'll give Max this time".215004 - the championship leader will start third.215030 - Today, Hamilton can become champion, if you will finish no lower than fifth place, regardless of the outcome Vettel.215104 - the Next on the starting grid there are two of Finn Valtteri Bottas and Kimi Raikkonen.215139 - Sixth position from Esteban Windows, then two Renault Nico Hulkenberg and Carlos Sainz.215239 - Completing the top ten, Sergio Perez and Felipe Massa.215259 - Next Stroll, Eriksson, Wehrlein, Magnussen, Grosjean, ricciardo, Hartley, Alonso, Vandorn and 215418 - Before the start.

2017-10-29 10:44:04

Felipe Massa It was the maximum for the machine

Felipe Massa It was the maximum for the machine

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa in the qualification of Grand Prix of Mexico was on the 11-th position.Felipe Massa "I showed the best lap, which was capable of this machine it was almost a perfect circle. Unfortunately, this was not enough to reach the finals. I was happy with my attempts. Maybe the 11-th result is even better the 10th, because I will start from the clean side of the track on fresh tires.Let's focus on the race and see what we can get. We are definitely in the fight, and most importantly".

2017-10-28 22:44:03

Qualification account after Mexico

Mercedes, Ferrari and Williams continues dominance of one of the pilots, and Haas and Sauber fight between teammates almost equal.Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas 13-5Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Raikkonen 13-5Red Bull, Daniel Riccardo - Max Verstappen 6-12Force India, Sergio Perez - Esteban Windows 11-7Williams, Felipe Massa - lance Stroll 15-2McLaren, Fernando Alonso - Stoffel Vandorn 14-3Toro Rosso, Pierre went Out - Brendon Hartley 0-1Renault, Nico - Carlos Sainz 1-1Haas, Roman Grosjean - Kevin Magnussen 11-7Sauber, Marcus Ericsson - Pascal Wehrlein 7-9.

2017-10-28 11:14:03

Felipe Massa We are ready to fight

Felipe Massa We are ready to fight

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa on the results practices Grand Prix of Mexico was on 12-th position.Felipe Massa "On this track to work pretty hard on Friday, this is not Austin. I could not get a normal a single fast lap, but we can see that bus Ul our car shows good performance.We will be ready to fight on Sunday. We just need to fight for points. We know that Renault looks competitive - this will be our direct competitors. The altitude of downforce here than in Monza, so cornering is easy to get wrong. I was not wrong, so hope to be able to perform well in the remaining days of the weekend. Tomorrow, hopefully, we will have a good qualification and then a good race".

2017-10-27 10:24:05

Felipe Massa does not believe in Paul di Resta

Felipe Massa does not believe in Paul di Resta

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa is not sure that Paul di Resta is suitable for the British team in his place.Felipe Massa "I don't believe that he was the right pilot for our team. He will not be able to develop the car and to show good results. Besides, I don't think he copes with his work. He can't be fast. Anyway, I'm not here to complain about something, it's just my opinion.I'm pretty sure the big people know what's best for the team. This is largely what they do. As I said, sometimes in Formula 1 is important not only your talent, but also the money you bring to the budget of the stables".

2017-10-24 14:24:03

In Williams interested in Wehrlein

In Williams interested in Wehrlein

Williams technical Director Paddy Lowe has admitted that Pascal Wehrlein is among the candidates for a place in the team in the season of 2018. The main problem of the German pilot his age as the title sponsor of the team, the brand Martini, requires anyone over the age of 25.Paddy Lowe, technical Director, Williams "If we are talking about Pascal, we do not need to check on the tests, because we see how he performs in the race. Yes, we need to consider the wishes of the sponsors, but I am also sure that Martini understands how important for us pilots.We will choose the option that is best suited from the point of view of the results, not the one that is best for sponsors".According to rumors, Lowe does not want to work with Felipe Massa, so now the benchmarks are two other veteran Robert Kubica and Paul di Resta. As for Wehrlein, the Lowe is well acquainted with him in a Mercedes.

2017-10-24 10:04:03

Felipe Massa Hamilton performs at the level of Schumacher and Senna

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa believes that Lewis Hamilton stands on the same level with Michael Schumacher and Ayrton Senna.Felipe Massa "Lewis is definitely one of the best pilots in the history of Formula 1. He is on the same level with Michael Schumacher and Ayrton Senna. He fully deserves the title this year. Ferrari had problems and were admitted some mistakes, so it's a shame for Vettel, but Lewis is a great job for many seasons".

2017-10-23 11:24:03

Felipe Massa a Great result and a great race

Felipe Massa a Great result and a great race

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa was pleased with the result of the race Grand Prix of the United States, in which he showed 9-th result.Felipe Massa "It was a great result, it was a good race, and it was points that we sought. We lost a few points for Renault, but it was a positive race and I'm happy with the result.Unfortunately, the blue flag stole my opportunity to overtake Perez at the end and to achieve the eighth instead of the ninth, but I'm happy with the race and work done. This is the main thing.

2017-10-22 13:44:03

Qualification account after the United States

The dominance of one pilot is most evident in Williams and McLaren. Approximately equal to the fight is only Sauber.Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas 12-5Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel - Kimi Raikkonen 12-5Red Bull, Daniel Riccardo - Max Verstappen 6-11Force India, Sergio Perez - Esteban Windows 11-6Williams, Felipe Massa - lance Stroll 14-2McLaren, Fernando Alonso - Stoffel Vandorn 13-3Toro Rosso, Daniil Kvyat is Brendon Hartley 1-0Renault, Nico - Carlos Sainz 0-1Haas, Roman Grosjean - Kevin Magnussen 11-6Sauber, Marcus Ericsson - Pascal Wehrlein 6-9.

2017-10-22 11:54:04

Felipe Massa It was a clean circle

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa in the qualification of Grand Prix of the USA was on the 11-th position.Felipe Massa "My lap was clean. Today between the three teams was a slight difference in speed, but, unfortunately, we were the third of them. We need to perform. My laps were clean, no bugs, but, unfortunately, we are unable to get to the finals.I was happy and confident in the car the whole weekend, but I expect that we will make another step forward".

2017-10-21 10:24:04

Felipe Massa it's Nice to get into the top ten

Felipe Massa it's Nice to get into the top ten

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa in the practice of the United States Grand Prix showed the 8th result.Felipe Massa "It was a good Friday and nice to be in the top ten. I feel that the car is competitive, so I'm happy. I was happy with the balance, and even on the wet track this morning the car felt good.I really hope that tomorrow we will have the same competitive car, like today, so we can hope to fight in the leading group and points".

2017-10-19 10:24:04

Paul di Resta finished the test in Hungary

Paul di Resta finished the test in Hungary

Another contender for a place in Williams - Paul di Resta - ended test program driving the car 2014. As was the case with Robert Kubica, testing took place in Hungary.Press service of Williams "These tests are part of our program evaluation of applicants for a place in the team in the season of 2018. Now we will evaluate both candidates. Haste in the selection of pilots".In addition to Paul di Resta and Robert Kubica for a place in the Williams claim, and Felipe Massa, who plays in the British team in 2014.

2017-10-16 11:34:04

Felipe Massa I fear for the team

Felipe Massa I fear for the team

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa believes that without him the team will not be able to make progress.Felipe Massa "It's frustrating, because the team can go in the direction that will lead to the decline. Lance continues to learn he will not be able to work with updates and settings. I'm doing a great job with the role of leader. I think the team needs to keep the pilots.The team knows 100 that I can do. I really like Paddy, and Paddy knows what's best for the team. Maybe it is not his decision, and they have to make a decision associated with some other factor, but that's not up to me".Mass stands for Williams in 2014. During this time he has five times to the podium.

2017-10-11 10:24:03

Helmut Marko Massa needs to retire

Helmut Marko Massa needs to retire

Sports consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko believes Felipe Massa needs to retire. These words were a consequence of the actions of the Brazilian during the race in Japan, where the Williams driver max Verstappen to prevent the attack of Lewis Hamilton in the fight for the victory.Helmut Marko "max had a chance to attack Hamilton. You can not behave when you are catching up with the leaders. Without that incident, the audience would have seen an incredible sight on the last metres of the race. It would be better if the Mass will go".