82 Facts About Felipe Massa

1. On 18 September 2012, Felipe Massa participated on a world record event at Silverstone where 964 Ferrari cars, 36 shy of their target of 1000, assembled together on the track.

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2. Felipe Massa held a charity kart race, Desafio Internacional das Estrelas every year between 2005 and 2014.

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3. On 24 August 2007, Felipe Massa said: "Zico was my childhood idol, Roberto Carlos is my best friend.

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4. Felipe Massa is a friend of Swiss watchmaker Richard Mille, who has dedicated several models of his watches to him.

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5. Felipe Massa recovered well at the next two races in Austria and Britain to finish both races in the points with a 9th and 10th-place finish respectively.

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6. Felipe Massa showed good pace throughout the race and managed to climb up to third passing both Kimi Raikkonen and Sergio Perez during the safety car restarts and almost pulled off a sublime move on Sebastian Vettel for second place, before the race was red-flagged due to large amounts of debris around the track.

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7. Felipe Massa finished in P12, but he was promoted to P11 after Sergio Perez was penalised for improving his time in Q2 under yellow flag conditions.

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8. On 1 September 2016, Felipe Massa announced that he would retire from Formula One at the end of the season.

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9. At the next race, the British Grand Prix, Felipe Massa started outside the top 10.

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10. Felipe Massa qualified on the fourth row, in eighth place.

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11. Felipe Massa finished the season in sixth place in the drivers' standings, achieving two podiums in Austria and in Italy.

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12. Felipe Massa qualified seventh and in the race he finished sixth.

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13. Felipe Massa suffered from gearbox problems and retired on lap 30.

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14. Felipe Massa qualified third for the British Grand Prix but started well and jumped to first leading the early stages of the race.

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15. Felipe Massa ended Williams's competitive season on a high with what he described as his "best race of the year" at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi.

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16. On 11 November 2013, Williams announced that Felipe Massa would partner Valtteri Bottas for the 2014 season replacing Pastor Maldonado.

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17. Felipe Massa scored an 8th place in Canada, and a 6th place in Britain.

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18. Felipe Massa was the only car in Q3 to qualify on the hard tyres indicating he was on a different strategy.

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19. At the next race in Bahrain, Felipe Massa qualified 6th but moved up to 4th alongside his teammate due to penalties for Webber and Hamilton.

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20. Felipe Massa qualified fourth, one place ahead of teammate Alonso.

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21. Felipe Massa started his season strongly with the new F138 at the Australian Grand Prix.

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22. In India, Felipe Massa qualified 6th and finished 6th, despite having to save fuel and being hounded by Raikkonen the whole race.

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23. On 16 October 2012, Felipe Massa signed a 1-year contract with Ferrari.

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24. Felipe Massa had great pace throughout, with the possibility to overtake Alonso and even Webber, but because Alonso is fighting for the Drivers' Championship, Massa was told to hold station.

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25. Felipe Massa made a great start after his teammate Alonso retired at the first corner of the first lap, and went on to finish in 2nd position, his first podium since the 2010 Korean Grand Prix.

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26. Felipe Massa took his best qualifying result of the season so far and got third place grid position at Monza.

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27. Felipe Massa finished 12th in Hockenheim, where he hit Daniel Ricciardo on the first lap and as a result, removed his own front wing.

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28. Felipe Massa finished 16th in Valencia, after Kobayashi made contact with him at the restart.

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29. Felipe Massa finished 6th in Monaco, and tenth in Canada, after spinning in the early stages of the race.

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30. Felipe Massa was thirteenth at the Chinese Grand Prix before he scored his first points of the season with ninth at the Bahrain Grand Prix.

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31. Felipe Massa rounded off the year with two fifth-place finishes in Abu Dhabi and Brazil.

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32. Felipe Massa went up to Hamilton in the post-race TV interview area as he was about to start an interview with RTL Television, patted his shoulder, and sarcastically said: "Good job, bro.

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33. Felipe Massa finished 11th in Turkey after a slow pit stop, and retired in Spain due to a gearbox fault.

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34. At the Australian Grand Prix, Felipe Massa endured a poor start to the season at what has traditionally been his bogey race.

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35. Felipe Massa ended the season ranked sixth in the Drivers' Championship.

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36. Felipe Massa finished a disappointing 15th in Brazil, and tenth in Abu Dhabi.

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37. Felipe Massa collided with Vitantonio Liuzzi on the first lap of the Japanese Grand Prix but finished third in Korea.

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38. Felipe Massa finished 4th in Hungary and Belgium and third in Italy.

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39. Felipe Massa qualified 9th in Spain, and finished the race 6th despite contact with Karun Chandhok which damaged his front wing.

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40. Felipe Massa finished third, largely managing to steer clear of the chaos.

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41. Felipe Massa started the 2010 season with a second-place qualifying place, and a second-place finish in Bahrain behind teammate Fernando Alonso, despite having to save fuel in the last 22 laps.

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42. Felipe Massa waved the chequered flag at the 2009 Brazilian Grand Prix.

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43. Felipe Massa was airlifted to the AEK hospital in Budapest, where he underwent surgery in the area surrounding his left eye.

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44. Felipe Massa failed to score in the next two races, retiring from the Chinese Grand Prix with electrical problems, and finishing well outside of the point scoring positions in 14th in Bahrain, due to a KERS problem and damaging his car's front-wing on the first lap.

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45. Felipe Massa was lying fourth for most of the race until the late shower, behind Massa, Alonso and Raikkonen.

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46. Felipe Massa qualified 3rd behind Raikkonen's Ferrari and title rival Hamilton.

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47. Felipe Massa maintained the lead at the start and after 14 laps, was over 5 seconds ahead of Hamilton.

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48. Felipe Massa took pole position for what was the first ever F1 night race and inaugural Singapore Grand Prix, beating Hamilton's best time by six-tenths of a second.

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49. Felipe Massa finished there, but as Hamilton only finished seventh, there was only a 1-point gap now between them.

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50. Felipe Massa lost a place at the start to Raikkonen and stayed in third until lap 42 of 44 when Hamilton passed Raikkonen for the lead, just after cutting a chicane.

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51. Felipe Massa had the race in control from that point, and built up a five-second lead over Hamilton.

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52. Felipe Massa was the first Brazilian to lead the championship since Ayrton Senna in 1993.

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53. Felipe Massa led from the start, and maintained the lead during the round of pitsops, but was passed by Lewis Hamilton's three-stopping McLaren at the start of the second stint.

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54. Felipe Massa took pole position at the next round at Turkey.

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55. Felipe Massa passed Alonso at the start and got up to second behind Raikkonen.

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56. Felipe Massa was quicker and easily won by 3 seconds to open up his account.

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57. Felipe Massa dominated the weekend, but Robert Kubica beat him to pole in qualifying.

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58. Felipe Massa went into the Bahrain Grand Prix with no points.

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59. Felipe Massa endured a terrible first race weekend of his third year at Ferrari.

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60. In October 2007, Felipe Massa extended his contract with Ferrari to the end of 2010.

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61. Felipe Massa finished the 2007 season ranked fourth in the drivers' standing with 94 points.

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62. Felipe Massa led much of the Brazilian Grand Prix, until yielding the lead to teammate Kimi Raikkonen, thus securing Raikkonen's world championship title.

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63. Felipe Massa employed a one pitstop strategy for the race and finished in sixth place.

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64. Felipe Massa finished the season third with 80 points, behind world champion Fernando Alonso and Ferrari teammate Michael Schumacher.

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65. On 22 October, Felipe Massa won his home race at the Brazilian Grand Prix, making it the first time a Brazilian driver had won at Interlagos since Ayrton Senna in 1993.

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66. Felipe Massa set the fastest lap at Barcelona in 2006.

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67. Felipe Massa was then offered a Formula 1 test with the Sauber team, who signed him for 2002.

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68. Felipe Massa could have moved to Formula Three, but instead chose the Euro Formula 3000, where he won 6 of the 8 races and the 2001 championship.

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69. In 2000, Felipe Massa moved to Europe to compete in the Italian Formula Renault series, winning both the Italian and the European Formula Renault championships that year.

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70. Felipe Massa continued in national and international championships for 7 years, and in 1998 moved into Formula Chevrolet, finishing the Brazilian championship in fifth place.

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71. Felipe Massa was born in Sao Paulo and grew up in Botucatu, in the interior of the state of Sao Paulo.

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72. Felipe Massa announced that he would retire from Formula One at the end of the 2016 season.

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73. Felipe Massa contributed to Ferrari's Constructors' Championships in 2007 and 2008 and was under contract to race for the team until the end of the 2013 season.

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74. At the 2009 Hungarian Grand Prix, Felipe Massa was injured by a suspension spring off the Brawn GP car of Rubens Barrichello.

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75. Felipe Massa was forced to miss the rest of the season but returned in 2010.

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76. Felipe Massa finished second in the 2008 Drivers' World Championship after a long title battle with Lewis Hamilton, winning six races to Hamilton's five.

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77. Felipe Massa won three races in 2007, finishing 4th in the Drivers' Championship.

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78. Felipe Massa started his Formula One career with Sauber before joining Scuderia Ferrari as a test driver for 2003.

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79. Felipe Massa went into Euro Formula 3000 taking the championship in 2001.

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80. Felipe Massa moved in Italian Formula Renault in 2000 and won the title along with the European championship.

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81. Felipe Massa moved into Formula Chevrolet and claimed the championship.

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82. Felipe Massa is a Brazilian Formula E racing driver.

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