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Felipe Massa - his career in numbers

01 Sep 2016

Once considered too accident prone to ever have any lasting success, Felipe Massa developed into one of the finest drivers of his generation. Following the news that he will retire at the end of the season, we look back over some headline statistics from the Brazilian’s remarkable career so far…


His age when he started his first F1 race, for Sauber in Australia in 2002.



Podiums, putting him joint 21st on the all-time list, between Mark Webber (42) and Riccardo Patrese (37).


Career wins - joint 27th on the all-time list. Of the current grid, only six drivers have won more races than the Brazilian, whose tally puts him level with Jacques Villeneuve and fellow Brazilian Rubens Barrichello.


Starts (and counting) - the ninth-highest in history. Only three current drivers - Jenson Button, Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen - have competed in more Grands Prix.


Pole positions over his career, giving him a share of 18th in the all-time list alongside Stirling Moss and former team mate Kimi Raikkonen.


Career hat-tricks (pole/victory/fastest lap). Only 12 drivers have scored more - and Massa's tally is more than the likes of current rivals Nico Rosberg, Kimi Raikkonen and Jenson Button.


Wins for Ferrari, making him the marque's fourth most successful driver, level with Fernando Alonso. Michael Schumacher (72), Niki Lauda (15) and Alberto Ascari (13) are the only drivers to have scored more wins for the Scuderia.


Fastest laps, the same as three-time world champion Jackie Stewart - and enough for a share of 21st on the all-time list.


Best championship position, achieved in what was one of the most dramatic title fights in history in 2008. Just one point separated him and champion Lewis Hamilton.


Podiums for Ferrari - behind only Michael Schumacher, Rubens Barrichello and Fernando Alonso.


Poles for Ferrari - the third highest tally for the Scuderia, behind Michael Schumacher and Niki Lauda.


Teams he has raced for in F1 - Sauber, Ferrari and Williams.


One of only six Brazilian F1 winners, alongside Ayrton Senna, Nelson Piquet, Emerson Fittipaldi, Rubens Barichello and Carlos Pace.



Age Felipe Massa will be when he bows out of F1 racing at the season-ending Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi.