Interview readers Felipe Massa
This year in category "Interview with readers you can ask questions to the racers. In Melbourne they replied Daniel Quat, in Barcelona, Niko Hulkenberg, Monaco - Kamui Kobayashi, Silverstone - Valtteri Bottas in Germany, Jenson button, in Hungary - Daniel Riccardo, in Milwaukee - Mikhail Aleshin, Spa - Jean-Eric Verne.
Question Eugene, Saratov Felipe, as you was born the idea of the go-cart race
Felipe Massa It was a long time ago. At first I just wanted to organize a go-kart race. Then came the idea to make some event with famous pilots. The result was to combine the two ideas, and we race for ten consecutive years.
The question Alex, Tashkent Felipe, please tell us how is the selection of participants for your go-kart tournament
Felipe Massa I invite riders. Just asking who would be interested to come, trying to understand who has the desire, and then we send them an invitation, and deal with their accommodation, buy tickets. The organization is very complex. But everything is possible, if you want.
Question Gunay, Astana, Kazakhstan Felipe, you have a beautiful son. Please tell me, whether all Grand Prix wife and son accompany you
Felipe Massa We try to distribute race smiles. I would like to take my wife and my son were with me always, in all Grand Prix, and they try not to miss a lot - especially in Europe. However, for each race they can't come, too many flights, it's hard. When they cannot be with me, visit my parents, my brother. I like to spend time with family. It allows me to feel better. Of course, when I'm in the car, I don't think about them. But I'm glad they are there when I am not driving.
Felipe Massa I don't know yet. We haven't thought about what will happen next. But honestly, I'm impressed. He has a great talent. I have no idea who he'd been, but I assure you - just not from me laughs.
He is very passionate about. He likes cars, but we focused more on football. Watch the game together, we rejoice in the victories of the national team of Brazil together experienced failures together. He's a fan. He knows all the players, know all the teams, all the colors of all clubs, absolutely everything about football. I really like to watch it.
Question Sergei Stavropol Roberto Carlos is your friend. How did you meet and did he talk about Makhachkala
Felipe Massa the first time we met him in Brazil, but have become friends already here in the paddock. He loves cars, he often came to the race. We met, became friends. Especially at a time when he played for Real Madrid, and then in Turkey, we were very close. We still talk sometimes, but now to communicate became more difficult. He's a great guy, who loves Formula 1. If he talks about the time he spent in Russia Probably Yes, but I can't think of anything specific.
Question Ilya, Voronezh Who pilots the best of all plays football
Felipe Massa I'm trying to play in the team of pilots, when they arrange the matches, but for the game on Wednesday Bologna, could not come. The best player of the pilots Many play well. Fernando Alonso, Giancarlo Fisichella, probably the best.
Felipe Massa He is good, Yes.
Felipe Massa I think it is very important for the team in the first place. He became one of the key members of the team. It helps to change the mentality of the people who work here. He motivates them, puts in the right direction. Definitely, Rob has become one of the key employees. And not only he. We have a lot of new people, which allow the team to move forward. But much more remains to be done.
Question Anatoly, Kursk That sir Frank said to you after signing the contract
Felipe Massa He was very happy. I know he wanted to see me in the team, what has always said. For me it was very important, because I also wanted to play for Williams. I am glad that everything turned out so.
Question Linar, Usinsk Felipe, after several years at Ferrari, whether you have a little Italian
Question Irina, Grodno Three of your best victory in the Formula 1.
Felipe Massa it's Hard to choose. I would say that this is my first victory in Turkey, the first victory in Brazil, and probably win in 2007 in Barcelona - it was a great race. But I would also say one for me to win failed. One of the best races I had in Hungary in 2008 I blew up the engine in the back, but still it was a fantastic race.
Felipe Massa In the beginning when he came to interview, was a bit strange. But I was used to. I understand that it's his job. I think he's doing a great job. I saw him on TV - he's a really good expert smiles.
Question Ivan, St. Petersburg do You see yourself in the paddock after a career in F1 The team leader The journalist
Felipe Massa Journalist rather no than Yes. Team leader - definitely not. In some other capacity - also, probably not. But let's see what will happen in the future. I haven't finished.
Question Artem, Moscow If you had to bet 100 to win the championship, who would you bet Hamilton or Rosberg
Felipe Massa I think Niko. I before the start of the season for some reason I thought so. Maybe. you Know, if you don't remember what was in the Spa, because what he did there was wrong, but in General, I think he's just more stable. And in this championship stability will be the most important factor. It is more important than to be just faster than the other. One who will score more points, he will win.
Question Alena, Kaliningrad have You ever been in Russia
Felipe Massa not Yet. Come for the first time on the race.
Question Alexander Nikolaev Now you are the only Brazilian driver in F1. Brazil without the Brazilian Formula 1 is a disaster. What is the reason
I remember when I was still quite young, he moved to Europe, then in each event in each series was Brazilian, who fought for the title. Now it is not. Now sometimes in these Championships no Brazilian pilots - not to mention the winners. The situation is very complicated, but the Federation does not help us, and, I think, quickly it is impossible to correct.
text Oleg Karpov