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

2017-05-29 11:04:04

Paddy Lowe the Mass was able to take advantage of the situation

Paddy Lowe the Mass was able to take advantage of the situation

Williams technical Director Paddy Lowe said that Felipe Massa has fully justified their expectations.Paddy Lowe "starting from 14th and 17th places is always challenging, and we had planned nicely to play their strategies, taking advantage of the safety cars. In the end, Felipe was able to benefit from the situation. He earned two points for the team. Lance also rode a smooth race, but he had to go the distance on 72-m a circle from-for problems with left front brake. The debris blocked the operation of the cooling system, which is a shame.Overall, we are pleased that we were able to achieve a successful finish in a difficult race. In Canada, we will be stronger".

2017-05-28 21:44:04

Felipe Massa I'm happy with this result

Felipe Massa I'm happy with this result

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa in Monaco finished 9-m, the Brazilian was pleased with this result.Felipe Massa "I am pleased with the result and points. We had problems at the start of the race, then emerged problems with the car, which had to work throughout the race. I never had to work in his career I tried to stay in his pace, which brought me small glasses. Today, only experience and instinct helped me to bring the car in points".

2017-05-27 18:24:05

Qualifying score after six stages

After six qualifications in three teams, there is complete dominance of one of the pilots.Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas 3-3Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel - Kimi Raikkonen 5-1Red Bull, Daniel Riccardo - Max Verstappen 3-3Force India, Sergio Perez - Esteban Windows 5-1Williams, Felipe Massa - lance Stroll 6-0McLaren, Jenson button - Stoffel Vandorn 1-0Toro Rosso, Daniil Kvyat is Carlos Sainz 2-4Renault, Nico - Jolyon Palmer 6-0Haas, Roman Grosjean - Kevin Magnussen 3-3Sauber, Marcus Ericsson - Pascal Wehrlein 0-4.

2017-05-26 09:44:03

Felipe Massa It was a typical day for Monaco

Felipe Massa It was a typical day for Monaco

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa showed the following practice for the Monaco Grand Prix was on the 13th position.Felipe Massa "Today was a typical first day for the Monaco Grand Prix. We need to understand the tyres and try to get used to the track with the new wide car, with the new rules. Today was just a day of training.We may not be happy with the results, but in recent years, in Monaco we have never shone. Today, we looked better, but I can already see that the struggle in qualifying will be very dense and complex".

2017-05-24 10:34:04

Felipe Massa the Team is rapidly progressing

Felipe Massa the Team is rapidly progressing

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa said that his team this year has achieved significant success compared to previous years.Felipe Massa "I Think the team works more cohesively and holistically, much more effectively than in the past three years of my stay here. The team is developing in all areas, she develops mentally, culturally and technically. We pay a lot of forces in aerodynamics, and in this respect we are ready to make big steps forward."Meanwhile, after five races Williams occupies only sixth place in the Cup of designers - this is the worst result in 2013. The failure can be explained by the fact that the points the team brings only experienced Felipe Massa.

2017-05-16 13:44:05

Felipe Massa Monaco will be a good lesson for Strolla

Felipe Massa Monaco will be a good lesson for Strolla

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa believes that the race in Monaco will be a good preparation for a debutant lance Stroll.Felipe Massa "Monaco is probably the most demanding track of all. The walls were closing in very quickly, and even experienced pilots often make mistakes there. This year the cars have become wider and faster, while the streets in Monaco not expanded, so the problems for pilots will only get bigger.Lance will be difficult in Monaco. Nothing compares with this experience. But of course I'll help the guy. The setting in Monaco is very important, and I will share them with Strolla. Where and how to brake - it is also an art that you should learn".

2017-05-14 21:24:03

Fernando Alonso the Race didn't go as planned

Fernando Alonso the Race didn't go as planned

After starting with 7-th position the pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso finished only 12th. the Spaniard admitted that the outcome of a home Grand Prix its not like.Fernando Alonso "the Race didn't go as we planned. We were a bit unlucky with the contact at the second corner with Felipe Massa, and then we're stuck with Daniel Cuatom, costing us time and positions. But we didn't have the pace to fight for points, to be honest. I'm a bit disappointed, but at least we finished the race, and hopefully this is the first sign of our return to the top.Tomorrow at nine in the morning I have to be in the United States, and at 12 noon I'll be in the car for the first IndyCar practice. Now I have 14 hours to rest, nine of which will be spent on the plane. In two weeks I'll only be thinking about the upcoming race".

2017-05-14 21:14:02

Felipe Massa I am disappointed

Felipe Massa I am disappointed

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa after a successful qualification finished the race Grand Prix of Spain only 13-th position. A lot of the time, the Brazilian lost because of a puncture on the first lap of the race.Felipe Massa "I am very disappointed I have had a fantastic start, I was able to overtake Perez and Alonso, but in the first corner and collided with Fernando. This encounter ruined my race.We had a great opportunity to finish fourth. I could do it because the race pace we had high. It's a shame that we lost so many points in this race".

2017-05-14 18:14:03

Vandorn received a penalty for the collision with the Ground

Vandorn received a penalty for the collision with the Ground

The pilot of McLaren Stoffel Vandorn found guilty in a collision with Felipe Massa, so for the next race in Monaco he will lose three positions. In addition, his account will record two penalty points.Vandorn and Massa collided on the 35th lap in the fight for the 14th position. In the end Stoffel with a broken suspension stayed on the sidelines, and Felipe finished 13th.

2017-05-14 16:54:03

Chronicle of the race Grand Prix of Spain

Chronicle of the race Grand Prix of Spain

144347 - Today from pole position, 3rd time this season and 64th time in his career, will start Lewis Hamilton.144414 - Next to it is the place to start is the championship leader Sebastian Vettel.144547 - Second row turned completely Finnish Valtteri Bottas and Kimi Raikkonen.144626 - the Third row behind the pilots of Red Bull last year's winner Max Verstappen and Daniel ricciardo.144646 - the Seventh will start the hero of skill and the idol of the local fans Fernando Alonso144721 - Honda brought an updated engine and it allowed for the first time in the season to qualify for the finals of qualification. That's just enough reliability to earn points144745 - Completing the top ten Sergi Perez, Felipe Massa and Esteban Windows.144801 - Next Magnussen, Sainz, Hulkenberg, Grosjean, Wehrlein, Ericsson, Palmer, Stroll, Kvyat and Vandorn.144836 - Actually, the last was to be launched Daniil Kvyat, who was having problems with the updated car, but Stoffel Vandorn received a fine for the replacement of elements of the power plant.144907 - Before the start.

2017-05-14 09:34:03

Felipe Massa This is not fiction

Felipe Massa This is not fiction

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa was left disappointed with his 9-th result in qualification of the Grand Prix of Spain.Felipe Massa "This is not fiction, because we knew that was able to earn seventh place. I struggled with the overheating of the rubber during qualifying, especially in the third sector. It was quite difficult to get even in the second round, not in the final. Tires quickly overheated, and it affected the speed. I was very slow at all its fast circles, slow all the other cars around. The car just didn't work. Then I decided to go even slower to see, will survive tyre for the last sector. It helped because I was able to raise the tempo and play four-tenths on the last hundred meters.In the final qualification I lost due to overheating of tyres in the two positions. However, the race will be tomorrow and we will try to do everything possible to get ahead. By the way, today Alonso did a great job".

2017-05-13 20:14:03

Qualification account after five stages

After five qualifiers, four teams, there is a marked dominance of one of the pilots.Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas 3-2Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel - Kimi Raikkonen 5-0Red Bull, Daniel Riccardo - Max Verstappen 3-2Force India, Sergio Perez - Esteban Windows 4-1Williams, Felipe Massa - lance Stroll 5-0McLaren, Fernando Alonso - Stoffel Vandorn 5-0Toro Rosso, Daniil Kvyat is Carlos Sainz 2-3Renault, Nico - Jolyon Palmer 5-0Haas, Roman Grosjean - Kevin Magnussen 2-3Sauber, Marcus Ericsson - Pascal Wehrlein 0-3.

2017-05-13 14:34:04

Felipe Massa Bottas.

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa thinks Valtteri bottas to need another win to gain a foothold in a top team.Felipe Massa "I was happy when he won the race, and I came to congratulate him after the podium.To be honest, he had a very good race. We all know that he's at a difficult confrontation with Hamilton, and Lewis is now at the peak of his form. I see that Valtteri is quite able to compete with Lewis - it is quite possible, though difficult.To fight with Lewis, now is the best time. If he wins another race, you will be eligible to compete for the title. In Ferrari the situation is clear Kimi will be there all season to plow into Vettel.If Valtteri didn't want to bring beverages to Hamilton, he urgently needed to change the situation another victory. Now is the crucial time".

2017-05-13 11:34:03

Felipe Massa the Session went smoothly

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa on the results practices Grand Prix of Spain showed 9-th result.Felipe Massa "the Session went smoothly, I would say, without a hitch. It was difficult to work with hard tyres, because the rubber was always hot. But it was clear that other teams are faced with similar problems. I am sure that analysis of the collected information will help the team to cope with this issue. Overall, it was a very positive day".

2017-05-12 11:44:04

Felipe Massa I don't think about next season

Felipe Massa I don't think about next season

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa is likely to stay in the team for the season in 2018, as to replace experienced and quick Brazilian simply there is nobody.Felipe Massa "It's a good year for me, I'm good at my job and want to continue to do the same and more. But I really don't think about next season. Let's see what will happen this year, but we'll see. I enjoy your work, and if I feel competitive and enjoying your work, is willing to continue to do what you love.I do my job as best you can, no pressure, just enjoying the process. The car felt a little better, and you always enjoy when the machine gives you the ability to show a good race. Now I'm very happy with my work."After four races Massa with 18 points occupies the 8th place in the championship. On account of his teammate lance Stroll no points.

2017-05-11 11:54:04

Felipe Massa it's very good to know the track in Barcelona

Felipe Massa it's very good to know the track in Barcelona

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa said that all pilots are perfectly familiar with the track in Barcelona, which will host the Grand Prix of Spain, at the winter tests.Felipe Massa "Barcelona is a track that most drivers know very well. It's a bit like a home Grand Prix, because in the winter we are always testing their machines.It's the downforce on the high speed sections, also requires a very good grip on the last sector.This year we had a good preseason tests, but now the championship starts from scratch. I very much hope that we will be able to spend a nice weekend without any unfortunate incidents, like what happened in Sochi".

2017-05-10 06:54:16

Felipe Massa Schumacher was my teacher

Felipe Massa Schumacher was my teacher

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa said that in his time Michael Schumacher was his teacher.Felipe Massa "I was asked more than he gave but he gave me a lot of knowledge. Of course, when I was ahead, he was not 100 happy with the situation - it's true. But I asked a lot of questions, because I've always looked at Michael as teachers, as masters, and I'm not afraid to ask him what to do here or how to configure it.I asked him everything I could, and he told me. But sometimes I knew that asking what he reveals".Massa and Schumacher were team-mates at Ferrari in 2006.

2017-05-09 09:24:07

Paddy Lowe the Mass is the best teacher for Strolla

Paddy Lowe the Mass is the best teacher for Strolla

Williams technical Director Paddy Lowe believes that the best mentor for lance Stroll than Felipe Massa, it is difficult to find.Paddy Lowe "I admired Felipe as a competitor for many years, especially in 2008, when I was at McLaren with Lewis Hamilton, and it was a really hard battle between two teams. In that year he did a fantastic job, and as you know, he was for a short time the world champion. Felipe - pilot world-class, so working with him very well.It is always a good starting point for pilots when they obviously love what they do. I am very pleased to work with the Ground and Strolla. His experience is just huge, and he's the guy for whom you did not worry when he's in the car on the track. You know he'll do his best.It's fantastic, especially at the moment when the lance is in the process of learning. At the same time, Felipe really, really helps him in the coaching plan".

2017-05-07 10:24:03

Felipe Nasr I Hope that Brazil will not disappear from Formula 1

Felipe Nasr I Hope that Brazil will not disappear from Formula 1

Pilot Sauber Felipe Nasr believes that Brazil will not run in Formula 1.Felipe Nasr "of Course it bothers me. I am also concerned for the younger generation, because Brazil has always played an important role in the history of Formula 1.We just can't let the legacy go. I'm pretty sure that the country thinks so as well. We have to put in the championship of their pilots."Recall that late last year the talented Felipe Nasr lost his place in the championship due to problems with sponsors. Now Brazil in Formula 1 is only veteran Felipe Massa.In the entire history of the championship, the Brazilian pilots have won 8 Championships.

2017-05-06 09:14:05

Felipe Massa says a slow puncture in Russia

Felipe Massa says a slow puncture in Russia

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa disappointed with his additional pit stop during the Grand Prix of Russia, which led to the loss of three positions in the race.Felipe Massa "the Only downside to the race was a slow puncture in the last stages of the race. I had to make another pit stop and it cost me three positions. It's a shame because we deserved to finish in sixth place, but instead I finished ninth.In addition to the loss of six points I lost three positions in the standings. So I'm ninth and not the sixth.

2017-05-05 11:44:03

Felipe Massa I am very happy for Bottas

Felipe Massa I am very happy for Bottas

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa admitted that he is very happy for his former partner Valtteri Bottas, who won his first victory in Formula 1. On account of the Mass 11 wins.Felipe Massa "I'm so happy for him. He deserved it, he got his place in the club of the winners of the Grand Prix. I think the people above were talking about the wrong things, but now everything has changed.When Bottas has signed a contract with Mercedes, I immediately said that he would do a good job and he does it. Already in the fourth race, he won. Now he feels differently, and his time will come".

2017-05-04 13:34:03

Felipe Massa of Ferrari was very surprised this year

Felipe Massa of Ferrari was very surprised this year

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa admitted that Ferrari was struck by his level of performances this year.Felipe Massa "Ferrari is doing what no one expected from her this year. Nobody expected to see what Ferrari will fight not only for victory but also for the title. It's really nice. This shows that the presence of Adrian Newey in the team is not a guarantee for success. Ferrari has proved that the specialists without such big names can work better in different areas. Few people expected this.If I were asked in November of last year, who will be able to deal with Mercedes this year, I would no doubt respond that Red Bull. But now we see that the correct car was built in the Ferrari, not Red Bull".He served Mass for Ferrari in 2006-2013 In 2008 he became the Vice-champion, losing to Lewis Hamilton by just one point.

2017-05-02 10:54:04

Toto Wolff gave Felipe Massa a beer

Toto Wolff gave Felipe Massa a beer

According to witnesses in the paddock, head of Mercedes Toto Wolff did not remain in debt to Felipe Massa, who indirectly helped Valtteri bottas to win in Russia. Wolff after finishing all the official procedures, went to Ground in the restaurant, which gave him a good glass of beer.Toto Wolff "That moment in the race was very difficult. We have seen how hard it is to break through the circular Bottas and Vettel. And when it came to Mass, the situation was not on our side. I am sincerely grateful to Felipe for the help. I bought him a beer. It was deserved".

2017-04-30 18:04:03

Felipe Massa of Course, I could finish 6th

Felipe Massa of Course, I could finish 6th

At the end of the race in Sochi, the pilot Williams Felipe Massa was fighting for sixth place, but an unscheduled pit stop due to a puncture threw the Brazilian to ninth position.Felipe Massa "of Course, I was able to finish 6th. I had a huge lead over Perez but a slow puncture ruined everything. We were not lucky. It ruined my race.Bottas - great, he is very good pilot, and I congratulate him on this victory. I wish him all the best in this team.I missed Bottas on the last lap, and then missed and Vettel, I didn't do anything wrong. It was the last lap in the race, I would have missed both at once or one by one is nothing can not be solved".

2017-04-29 18:04:04

Qualifying score after four stages

After four qualifiers, four teams dominated one of the pilots.Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas 2-2Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel - Kimi Raikkonen 4-0Red Bull, Daniel Riccardo - Max Verstappen 3-1Force India, Sergio Perez - Esteban Windows 3-1Williams, Felipe Massa - lance Stroll 4-0McLaren, Fernando Alonso - Stoffel Vandorn 4-0Toro Rosso, Daniil Kvyat is Carlos Sainz 2-2Renault, Nico - Jolyon Palmer 4-0Haas, Roman Grosjean - Kevin Magnussen 2-2Sauber, Marcus Ericsson - Pascal Wehrlein 0-2.

2017-04-29 17:24:06

Felipe Massa Great skills

Felipe Massa Great skills

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa continues on alone to take the rap for all the team, while the young and rich lance Stroll to learn quickly to pilot his car. The Brazilian showed good 6-th result.Felipe Massa "Thank you all, it was a really great qualification I found myself between two pilots of Red Bull. I knew I would be able to fight with them today. I was ready for this fight, to this qualification.Tomorrow I will fight with Red Bull in the race. I am sure that it will be a great battle. I'll try to have a good start, even though I might not be the best direction to start. But the race is long, and a lot can happen I'll be careful in flying".

2017-04-26 10:54:04

The FIA will test the shield to his introduction in the season-2018

The FIA will test the shield to his introduction in the season-2018

Presented as the best compromise between security and aesthetics, as an alternative of Halo or offer Red Bull aerocrine, shield still received mixed reviews from pilots.Daniil Kvyat, Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean were among the skeptical shield, while Felipe Massa has urged critics to prioritize security over aesthetics.FAI "Federation with the aim of conducting tests of this system during the current season to make it mandatory in 2018".

2017-04-22 11:24:03

Felipe Massa I'll be rooting for Alonso in the Indy 500

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa admitted that admiration took the news about the participation of Fernando Alonso in the legendary race Indy-500.Felipe Massa "I Think it would be really great and I will follow him I will support him. I wonder how it will manifest itself in another category, I think it will definitely be a new experience for him on the track, where he never played before.It will be a full-fledged beginner, and he will need to learn everything from scratch, but it would be nice to see him in this race. I look forward to his debut.

2017-04-19 17:14:05

Weight surprised at the lack of Button on the tests in Bahrain

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa believes that Jenson Button would be worth to try out a new car before to work with her in Monaco.Felipe Massa "the cars are completely different. If it worked on the same machines that a year ago, I would understand, but not now.I don't understand why he's not testing the car these days. If the simulation was good enough, why most of the top pilots don't want to go the same way I did not work in the simulator already two or three years, they are for engineers.I would in his place was definitely in Bahrain. If you have a whole day to understand the car, then they should use it".Recall that Jenson button during the Monaco Grand Prix will replace Fernando Alonso at McLaren.