Felipe MassaFelipe 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.
In 2014, team Williams have switched to Mercedes engines and gained a title sponsor in the face of the Martini. Behind the wheel of the car under the number "19" villages Felipe Massa.Massa debuted in Formula 1 in 2002 as part Sauber. Since 2006, the Brazilian played for Ferrari, but in recent years, his results began to fall, and politely asked to leave Maranello. Williams gave Felipe a new chance, and he literally got a second wind.
He sat down on a tree stump.Haas pilot Roman Grosjean told that he can leave the championship in 40 years.Recall that in the last year from Formula 1 it took two veteran Grand Prix Jenson button, aged 37 years and Felipe Massa at the age of 36 years.Roman Grosjean "I still have a long way to go. I came into Formula 1 when I was 27 years old, so I feel I can go a long way, maybe I will finish in 40 years. Look.I still believe that I have eight or nine seasons ahead, so I'm in the mood for a good fight.
Williams technical Director Paddy Lowe said that the race engineer Sergey Sirotkin will become a specialist, previously involved in the aerodynamics.Paddy Lowe "Race engineer Sirotkin will be a new Paul Williams. Previously, he spent several years in aerodynamics. Chief engineer for the operation of the machine will be Andrew, who previously worked with Felipe Massa".
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 Felipe Massa said that he was pleased with the looks of the new machine Williams for the season-2018.Felipe Massa "I saw a new car in the wind tunnel. Changes a lot, and it looks pretty interesting.But all commands work. Maybe at the first race everyone will have so many changes that the results can be unpredictable.The car looks much more aggressive, he looks a lot bigger, so I think the team can make progress.
In 2008 Sauber owned by BMW, and thanks to the cooperation with the Bavarian minders were able to challenge Ferrari and McLaren. As part of the Swiss team under the number "4" was made by Robert Kubica.Early in the season the pilots Ferrari and McLaren often made errors, allowing Kubica several times on the podium. And on the seventh stage in Canada Robert does win, then suddenly became the leader of the championship. But then problems and mistakes of rivals became less, and the results Sauber has fallen markedly in the remaining races pole only three times finished in the top three. In the end, Kubica finished the season in fourth position, behind Lewis Hamilton, Felipe Massa and Kimi Raikkonen.
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 Felipe Massa said that he is very proud of its achievements in 2008, when a few seconds he was world champion.Felipe Massa "In 2008, I was very disappointed with the season finale. I won the last race, I couldn't make anything bigger and better. From me already nothing depended. Everything depended on Lewis and the pilot, who was in front of him.I was natural in his emotions on the podium and after the race. I am proud to have fought for the title. I'm happy for being able to share their emotions with the fans".
Race engineer Williams Rob Smedley believes that Felipe Massa ended his career at the peak of the sports form.Rob Smedley "Look at how he ended his career - he completed it at the highest level.He's 16 years spent in Formula 1, and all these years he was at the level of the fight for the title. In a fast car he always fought for victory in a slow - achieved its maximum.To be on top, to give the team information for development to achieve points constantly to reach the final of qualification on average is a measure of the level of the Mass. He is a very good pilot".
The now ex-pilot of Formula 1 Felipe Massa has said that Michael Schumacher was his mentor in a Ferrari.Felipe Massa "Schumacher was my teacher, he was very sweet and very kind to me. When he decided to end his career, it gave me a great opportunity to realize myself. In 2006, I won for the first time, and it happened at my house in Brazil.In Brazil there were always pilots who won, who were Champions. Senna was the king, so for me the win meant a lot".Massa and Schumacher were team-mates at Ferrari in 2006.
Williams technical Director Paddy Lowe said that he will miss the experienced Felipe Massa.Paddy Lowe "the Mass gave incredible feedback. He worked on the development machine. Engineers always important to get good feedback, and he gave it in full.Sometimes you don't get a link from one of the pilots, and then information is provided by other pilot, but Felipe gave information in each race. He was a valuable team player who always sought the maximum from the car.I have not received information from Strolla. Don't know what will happen next year. I don't have enough Mass".Massa has repeatedly said that he is ready to stay in Williams, however, according to rumors, that Lowe insisted on the dismissal of the Brazilian, who played in the British team in 2014.
Last season in Formula 1 was represented by 16 countries. The largest representation from the United Kingdom, but the pilots of this country have scored a total of 371 points and took only the second place in the standings of the Nations. As leaders of the standings are the Finns.Last year in the standings of the Nations the Germans won, thanks largely to Nico Rosberg. This season was not representative of Indonesia, but there were pilots from Canada, Italy and New Zealand. Russia has fallen from the 10th position to 13th.1. Finland - 510Valtteri Bottas, Kimi Raikkonen2. UK - 371Lewis Hamilton, Jolyon Palmer, Jenson button, Paul di Resta3. Germany - 365Sebastian Vettel, Nico Hulkenberg, Pascal Wehrlein4. Australia - 200Daniel Ricciardo5. Netherlands - 168Max Verstappen6. France - 115Esteban Windows, Roman Grosjean, Pierre Went Out7. Mexico - 100Sergio Perez8. Spain - 71Carlos Sainz, Fernando Alonso9. 43 In BrazilFelipe Massa10. Canada - 40Lance Stroll11. Denmark - 19Kevin Magnussen12. Belgium - 13Stoffel Vandorn13. Russia - 5Daniil Kvyat14. Sweden - 0Marcus Ericsson15. Italy - 0Antonio Giovinazzi16. New Zealand - 0Brandon Hartley.
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 Felipe Massa has accepted the proposal of President FIA Jean Todt and became head of the Karting Commission of the FIA.Felipe Massa "We are already discussing new ideas with some people from the FIA. I really want to bring this sport something useful.I have experience with racing. And if I can help, we'll do it."It should be noted that the Masses organized a go-kart tournaments.
Russian driver Daniil Kvyat sees Formula E as a continuation of his career.Many ex-pilots of Formula 1, including Jean-Eric Vergne, Sebastian Buemi, Kamui Kobayashi, Nelson Piquet Jr., Andre Lotterer, Lucas di Grassi, jrme d'ambrosio and nick Heidfeld, already participate in this championship.It is expected that soon they will be joined by Felipe Massa. The Russian news Agency TASS reported that Kvyat is another potential pilot of Formula E. TASS said that Kvyat had talks with at least two teams and can take part in the January tests.
Williams technical Director Paddy Lowe is hoping that lance Stroll will be able to progress in the season of 2018.Paddy Lowe "In Abu Dhabi it seemed that he could not get the machine to work normally from the point of view of balance. After the Mass he no longer will help. Of course, he and lance understands that better than anyone.I think that choosing the right pilots is always important, regardless of your circumstances".For many experts, it remains a mystery why Williams refused the services of the experienced Felipe Massa.
Pilot Williams Felipe Massa said that he knows exactly who will take his place in the British team.While there are the following nominations for the place of the Brazilian Daniil Kvyat, Pascal Wehrlein, Sergey Sirotkin, Paul di Resta and Robert Kubica.Felipe Massa "I already know who it is, so don't even want to argue with anyone. I just won't tell anyone about it.I hope this is the best option for the team. But I'm leaving, so for me it doesn't matter. I'm happy and I wish the team all the best".
The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso in the race Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi finished ninth. It was the last race for the Union McLaren-Honda.Fernando Alonso "It was an important race for us. It was the last stage of the joint project McLaren-Honda. The race was uninteresting, except for the interesting struggle with Felipe Massa and Carlos Sainz. We decided to fight with Felipe, and it worked, but then for most of the race we were just driving along. It was exactly the race the start was great, the strategy is successful - so I'm happy earned two points.For us it was a tough season, it's been a hard three years, but I'm still very proud of this project. From the point of view of the results, we really played below his expectations, but nevertheless, everyone worked very hard forces. Now, we wish all the best to Honda and waiting for the start of the project McLaren-Renault. Now this is a new Chapter in our history".
The Williams driver lance Stroll and could not in the last race of the season-2017 to compete at least for some points. The canadian finished 18th, while passing from his team-mate Felipe Massa finished the race in 10th place.Lance Stroll "First of all I want to say a big thank you to the team for their excellent work during the year. We had a great race ended in points seven times, so I sincerely thank all the team for such great work.Today, however, it was not the best race in my performance. I don't like criticism, but today, nothing worked as it should. I just could not get to work their tires. I had three pit-stop, and still it didn't work. This is a big problem for me because in the last races I could not find a common language with the machine.Now I have free time, which is enough to gather my thoughts and relax. Next year I will be working significantly harder to fight for points".
154448 - Today from pole position for the fourth time in his career, will start Valtteri Bottas.154612 - From eight races in Abu Dhabi, only three were won by the owners of the pole, so that the statistics here against the Finnish pilot.154652 - the Second will start Lewis Hamilton. The Briton won here three times.154729 - the Third starting position from Sebastian Vettel, who has won at this track three times.154755 - Another winner of the race in Abu Dhabi- Kimi Raikkonen. Start Finn will be the fifth.154810 And between the two Ferrari penetrated Daniel Riccardo from Red Bull.154824 - the Second Red Bull max Verstappen at the start is a 6-th position.154853 - Completing the top ten Nico Hulkenberg, Sergio Perez, Esteban and Felipe Massa.154902 - the mass of it's last race in Formula 1.154917 - Next Alonso, Sainz, Vandorn, Magnussen, Stroll, Grosjean, Faded, Wehrlein, Ericsson and Hartley.155058 Photo before the start.
His latest qualification in Formula 1 pilot Williams Felipe Massa finished tenth result.Felipe Massa "I am fully satisfied with his qualifications and his circles. I managed to reach the final of qualification, I all squeezed out of the car.I finished the qualification with his head held high, I proved once again that are still at the top of the competitiveness. I'm happy with what I have achieved and now look forward to the start of the race.Today, some moments were just wonderful, and I'll never forget".
Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas 13-7Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel - Kimi Raikkonen 15-5Red Bull, Daniel Riccardo - Max Verstappen 7-13Force India, Sergio Perez - Esteban Windows 13-7Williams, Felipe Massa - lance Stroll 17-2McLaren, Fernando Alonso - Stoffel Vandorn 16-3Toro Rosso, Pierre went Out - Brendon Hartley 1-2Renault, Nico - Carlos Sainz 3-1Haas, Roman Grosjean, Kevin Magnussen 12-8Sauber, Marcus Ericsson - Pascal Wehrlein 7-11.
According to the results of Friday practice in Abu Dhabi pilot Williams Felipe Massa was on the 11-th position.Felipe Massa "I Think it was a normal Friday. I did a good job on the track, quietly worked with the tires and settings. I pretty comfortable in the car.Now I don't feel that it's my last race. Maybe next year when miss a first Friday, I realize that. But now I am totally ready for the last race. And I'm prepared for the fact that it will be my last here.I thank the team for all he has done for me. Let's see what we can show tomorrow and Sunday".
Former teammate Fernando Alonso at Ferrari Felipe Massa does not believe that the Spaniard can win the title in the season of 2018.The Brazilian retires at the end of the year, but admits that his next step will probably be the transition to Formula-E. Felipe Massa "I think it's the most interesting championship to compete and to win again. This is the future of the automotive industry. On these machines we're all going to go.Again to win the championship, Williams have a lot more money, but I think that if the team is already able to slightly improve in some areas, podiums will be guaranteed.As for Strolla, he is now much better shows itself compared with the beginning of the year, but I think to judge his talent can only be a couple of years.I would say that the best my partner was with Schumacher. He played at the same level, maybe even slightly higher than Lewis.Among the other pilots, I would pick Vettel, and then Verstappen. In this order only because max is not enough experience.As for Alonso, then next year it will be easier, but he will not fight for a title".
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.
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".
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".
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".
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".
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.
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".
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.