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Felipe Massa

Felipe Massa Felipe Massa
Team Williams
Nationality Brazilian
Podiums 36
Points 856
Grands Prix entered 205
World Championships 0
Highest race finish 1 (x11)
Highest grid position 1 (x16)
Date of Birth 25/04/1981
Place of Birth Sao Paulo
Felipe Massa FELIPE MASSA
Felipe Massa (BRA) Ferrari F138.
Formula One World Championship, Rd6, Monaco Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Monte-Carlo, Monaco, Saturday, 25 May 2013

2013

Starts season in good shape, out-qualifying team mate Alonso regularly and scoring solidly, if not spectacularly. Claims only podium of season in Spain, but accidents - two in Monaco - slow his momentum. Signs to Williams for 2014 after losing Ferrari seat to Raikkonen.

Felipe Massa (BRA) Ferrari.
Formula One World Championship, Rd11, Hungarian Grand Prix, Practice Day, Budapest, Hungary, Friday, 27 July 2012

2012

Struggles with Ferrari's tricky F2012 and is comprehensively outclassed by team mate Alonso over first half of season, rarely making it into Q3. Slowly improves before scoring his first podium since 2010 in Japan and adding another in Brazil. Retains Ferrari seat for 2013.

Felipe Massa (BRA) Ferrari 150 Italia.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 11, Hungarian Grand Prix, Race, Budapest, Hungary, Sunday, 31 July 2011

2011

Comprehensively outclassed by his team mate, scoring less than 50 percent of Alonso's points tally. Fails to make the podium in his tenth year in F1 racing, during which he makes his 100th start for Ferrari.

Felipe Massa (BRA) Ferrari.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 4, Chinese Grand Prix, Practice Day, Shanghai, China, Friday, 16 April 2010

2010

Bounces back from 2009 injury, finishing second to new team mate Alonso at Bahrain opener. Beats him to the podium in Australia, but form less convincing at later races. Controversially moves aside to let Alonso win in Germany, as he and Ferrari back Spaniard's title bid.

The Ferrari F2009 of Felipe Massa (BRA) Ferrari after his heavy qualifying crash.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 10, Hungarian Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Budapest, Hungary, Saturday, 25 July 2009

2009

Ferrari's initial lack of pace and reliability means no podium appearance until round nine, then he fractures his skull in a freak qualifying accident in Hungary, where he is struck by a loose spring from another car. Misses the remainder of the season.

The podium (L to R): Fernando Alonso (ESP) Renault, second; Felipe Massa (BRA) Ferrari, race winner; Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Ferrari third.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 18, Brazilian Grand Prix, Race, Interlagos, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, 2 November 2008

2008

Shows new levels of speed and maturity, becoming Ferrari's main championship contender with six victories and six pole positions. Misses out on title by a single point, despite winning dramatic season finale in his native Brazil.

Felipe Massa (BRA) Ferrari F2007 celebrates his pole position
Formula One World Championship, Rd17, Brazilian Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Interlagos, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, 20 October 2007

2007

Scores three wins and six pole positions, but reliability issues and a disqualification in Canada put him out of title contention. Nevertheless, plays a vital role in Ferrari's 2007 championship double and re-signs for the team until 2010.

Felipe Massa (BRA) Ferrari 248 F1.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 11, French Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Magny-Cours, France, 15 July 2006

2006

Three pole positions and two race wins in his first year partnering Michael Schumacher at Ferrari help strengthen his reputation as one of the sport's rising talents. Finishes third overall in drivers' championship.

Felipe Massa (BRA) Sauber Petronas C24.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 9, United States Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Indianapolis, USA, 18 June 2005

2005

Out-performs Sauber team mate and former champion Jacques Villeneuve to finish 13th in the standings. Matches career-best result with fourth place in Canada. Signs as Michael Schumacher's Ferrari team mate for 2006.

Felipe Massa (BRA) Sauber Petronas C23.
Formula One World Championship, Rd18, Brazilian Grand Prix, Practice Day, Interlagos, Brazil, 22 October 2004

2004

Returns to a race seat with Sauber. Inconsistent season, scoring 12 points with a best finish of fourth place in Belgium.

Felipe Massa (BRA) Ferrari F2003 GA. Formula One Testing, Jerez, Spain, 4 December 2003. World ©  McNeil/Sutton

2003

Formula One test driver with Ferrari.

Felipe Massa (BRA) Sauber.
Formula One World Championship, Rd6, Austrian Grand Prix, A1-Ring, Austria., 12 May 2002

2002

First Formula One season with Sauber. Finishes 13th in the drivers' championship, with a best result of fifth place in the Spanish Grand Prix.

Felipe Massa (BRA) - Winner European Formula 3000, Vallelunga, 22 April 2001. World © Sutton

2001

Wins the Formula 3000 Euro-Series with six wins from eight races, six pole positions and five fastest laps.

Felipe Massa, Italian Formula Renault, Varano, 18 June 2000. World © Sutton

2000

Finishes first in the both the Italian and European Formula Renault series.

Felipe Massa

1999

Wins the Brazilian Formula Chevrolet championship.

Felipe Massa

1998

Finishes fifth in the Brazilian Formula Chevrolet championship.