Felipe Massa - Year by Year


Bids an emotional farewell to Williams and Formula One racing after announcing his retirement - a decision that is quickly reversed ahead of the 2017 season, as he returns to partner rookie Lance Stroll following Valtteri Bottas' unexpected move to Mercedes.


Performs solidly in Williams’ relatively less competitive FW37, scoring two podium finishes, comparing favourably to team mate Bottas, and nearly matching his 2014 points tally, even without the benefit of double points. 


Williams move proves timely, as team return to form. Out-performed by team mate Bottas, but scores team's only pole of season in Austria and makes three podium appearances en route to seventh in final standings.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


Formula One test driver with Ferrari.


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


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


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


Wins the Brazilian Formula Chevrolet championship.


Finishes fifth in the Brazilian Formula Chevrolet championship.