|Formula 1 world championship|
|Start number :||19th|
|First start:||2002 Australian Grand Prix|
|Last start:||Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2017|
|2002, 2004–2005 Sauber • 2006–2013 Ferrari • 2014–2017 Williams|
|World Cup balance:||Vice World Champion ( 2008 )|
|World Cup points :||1167|
|Leadership laps :||937 over 4,539.9 km|
Felipe Massa [ fiˈlipi ˈmasɐ ] (born April 25, 1981 in São Paulo ) is a Brazilian racing driver . He started in Formula 1 from 2002 to 2017 and was runner-up in 2008. From 2006 to 2013 Massa was under contract with Ferrari . From 2014 he drove for Williams . Massa will compete in the FIA Formula E Championship at Venturi from the 2018/19 season .
Beginnings in motorsport (1990-2001)
At the age of nine, Massa began his motorsport career in karting . In 1998 he moved into the single-seater racing and was fifth in the Brazilian Formula Chevrolet . In 1999 he stayed in this series and won the championship with three wins out of ten races.
In 2000 Massa moved to Europe, where he received a cockpit for the Formula Renault 2000 Eurocup and the Italian Formula Renault at Cram Competition . He took part in eight races in both series and won the drivers' championship in both championships. In the Formula Renault 2000 Eurocup, he beat Charles Zwolsman Jr. with 140 to 124 points . through, in the Italian Formula Renault he was tied with Raffaele Giammaria . Since he had won two races more than Giammaria with four wins, Massa decided the title duel for himself. Giammaria had completed two races more than Massa.
In 2001 Massa received a cockpit for the Draco Junior Team in the Euro Formula 3000 . He won six out of eight races and won the championship. With 60 to 32 points, he had almost twice as many points as the second-placed Thomas Biagi . In 2001 he also took part in two European Touring Car Championship events for the Alfa Romeo factory team supervised by N.Technology . Fifth place was his best result. At the end of the year, Massa also completed his first test drives in a Formula 1 car for Sauber .
Formula 1 (2002-2017)
Debut with Sauber and one year test driver at Ferrari (2002–2003)
Since Massa Sauber had convinced during the test drives, he was given a cockpit for the 2002 Formula 1 World Championship as the successor to Kimi Räikkönen and Nick Heidfeld's team-mate . Massa completed 16 of 17 races and was replaced by Heinz-Harald Frentzen at the US Grand Prix . Massa made it into the top 10 eight times and was eliminated from the other eight races. A fifth place in the Spanish Grand Prix was his best result. With four points he was 13th in the drivers' world championship, while Heidfeld was tenth with seven points.
In 2003 Massa lost his cockpit to Frentzen and remained active as a Ferrari test driver in Formula 1. There he came to the side of the regular drivers Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello for some Friday missions.
Return to Sauber (2004–2005)
In 2004 , Massa returned to Sauber and became Giancarlo Fisichella's team-mate . Massa crossed the finish line more regularly this season and was only eliminated in four races. With a fourth place at the Belgian Grand Prix , he was twelfth overall. He was defeated by Fisichella, who was eleventh, with 12 to 22 points.
In 2005 Massa stayed with Sauber and got a new team-mate in the former world champion Jacques Villeneuve . Massa's best result was again a fourth place, which he achieved at the Canadian Grand Prix . Massa prevailed against Villeneuve with 11 to 9 points internally and was one position ahead of him in 13th place overall.
In 2006 Massa switched to Ferrari as a regular driver and replaced his compatriot Rubens Barrichello , who switched to Honda . Massa became a teammate of Michael Schumacher , who had won the world championship five times with Ferrari from 2000 to 2004. After being in the top 10 three times in the first four races, Massa achieved his first podium finish in Formula 1 in third at the European Grand Prix . Five races later in the USA , he finished second. In the two subsequent races in France and Germany , further podiums followed. Two races later, at the Turkish Grand Prix , Massa started from pole position for the first time and scored his first Formula 1 victory in the race. After finishing second in the Japanese Grand Prix , he won again at his home race in Brazil . Massa finished third in the drivers' championship with 80 points and was defeated internally by Schumacher, who had scored 121 points in second.
In 2007 , after Michael Schumacher's resignation, Massa received Kimi Räikkönen as a new teammate, the driver he had once replaced at Sauber. After the first twelve races, Massa was one point ahead of Raikkonen in the world championship. Massa had won three races with victories in Bahrain , Spain and Turkey , while Raikkonen had won four races. In addition, Massa finished second in France and Europe and third in Monaco and the USA .
In the last five races, Raikkonen took three wins and two third places from Massa and won the world championship with 110 points. Massa finished second and third in the Chinese Grand Prix in the last five races in Belgium and Brazil . With 94 points, Massa achieved fourth place in the drivers' championship. The combined points of Massa and Raikkonen earned Ferrari the constructors championship win.
In 2008 Massa and Räikkönen again formed the Ferrari driver duo. After failures in the first two races, Massa won the Bahrain Grand Prix . This was followed by a second place in Spain . At the next two Grand Prix in Turkey and Monaco , he achieved pole position. After Massa won in Turkey, he finished third in Monaco. After a fifth place in the Canadian Grand Prix , Massa won his third race of the season in France . He benefited from a technical defect in the Raikkonen vehicle, which made it second. After this race, Massa took the lead in the world championship and became the first Brazilian since Ayrton Senna to do so. After Massa crossed the finish line at the British Grand Prix outside of the points, he lost the lead in the World Championship again to Lewis Hamilton .
After finishing third in Germany , Massa led the Hungarian Grand Prix in the closing stages. He retired with engine failure three laps before the end of the race. He won the following races in Europe and Belgium . After finishing sixth in the Ferrari home race in Italy , Massa was one point behind Hamilton in the drivers' standings before the last four races of the season.
At the Singapore Grand Prix , Massa started from pole position and initially led the race. After an intentional triggered accident by Nelson Piquet Jr. there was a safety car phase early on, in which Massa pitted. Massa drove off while the fuel hose was still attached to his car. Due to this mishap, Massa fell back to the bottom of the field and crossed the finish line outside of the points. After a seventh place in Japan and a second place in China , Massa started the last race of the season in Brazil, seven points behind the leader Hamilton . Massa won the race, which meant that Hamilton had to be at least fifth to win the title, as Massa would have been in front if there had been a tie due to the higher number of wins. Hamilton improved to fifth place in the penultimate corner of the race and finished on this, so that he was world champion with one point ahead of Massa. The fans in the stands and his team had already celebrated Massa's alleged world championship win at this point. Internally, Massa beat Raikkonen with 97 to 75 points. However, the joint result of the two Ferrari drivers was again enough for the constructor's title.
In 2009 Massa and Räikkönen stayed with Ferrari. After serious changes to the regulations that year, Ferrari was unable to develop a vehicle with which the drivers had a chance of winning the world championship. Massa remained without points in the first four races, but always finished in the top six in the following five races. At the last of these five races in Germany he was third on the podium for the first time.
In qualifying for the next Grand Prix, the Hungarian Grand Prix, Massa was seriously injured when an 800 gram metal spring that had come loose from Barrichello's racing car hit his helmet at a speed of 240 km / h and he then briefly hit his helmet Lost consciousness. The car drove head-on into a pile of tires without steering, while Massa, who was dazed , had pressed the accelerator and brake pedals at the same time , according to telemetry data . Massa suffered a cut on the forehead, a skull fracture and a severe concussion ( traumatic brain injury ) in the accident . During a two-hour operation, a fragment of bone was removed from behind his eye socket . He was out for the rest of the season. At the time of his injury, Massa was fifth in the drivers' standings, ahead of Raikkonen. Massa was represented by Luca Badoer in the following two races and then replaced by Fisichella until the end of the season. Both substitute drivers remained without points in the Ferrari, while Raikkonen won a race.
In the penultimate race in Brazil , Massa waved the checkered flag. In the overall ranking, Massa finished eleventh overall.
For the 2010 season , Massa received a new team-mate at Ferrari in Alonso. At the season opener in Bahrain , Massa contested the first Grand Prix after his accident and finished second behind Alonso. At the subsequent Australian Grand Prix , Massa defended his position against his team-mate, who finished right behind him, and was again on the podium in third. After the third race, Massa took the lead in the drivers' world championship for the first time since 2008, but had to hand it over to Jenson Button after another race . In the next seven races, Massa finished in the top 5 only once, dropping him in the drivers' standings and finishing eighth after the British Grand Prix while Alonso was fifth.
At the following German Grand Prix , Massa took the lead in a race for the first time of the season. After his race engineer informed him that Alonso, who was directly behind him, was faster, he very obviously let him overtake by taking off the gas. In the end, he finished second behind his team-mate. The race management assessed the overtaking maneuver as a prohibited stable order and fined the team with a fine of 100,000 US dollars. For the remainder of the season he finished third in Italy and Korea on the podium in two other races. Massa had problems with the hard tires the entire season and, especially in qualifying, he rarely managed to get the tires to work optimally. He finished the season with 144 points in sixth place overall, while Alonso was runner-up with 252.
In 2011 Massa started the season with three points. In the seventh race, the Canadian Grand Prix , he had a chance of finishing on the podium. After an incident while lapping, which required an additional stop, he made some overtaking maneuvers and finally crossed the finish line in sixth place. Massa finished the season with six fifth places as the best results, sixth place in the drivers' world championship. With 118 to 257 points he was clearly defeated by Alonso, who won a race. In 2011, Massa was the best pilot who never stood on the podium.
In 2012 Massa competed for Ferrari again. While his teammate Alonso won race two, the Malaysian Grand Prix , Massa finished in 15th place. At the fourth race in Bahrain , Massa scored points for the first time of the season with ninth place. After Massa had two points after the fifth race, while Alonso had scored 61 points in the same period, Massa was indirectly asked in a press release from the team to “shift into another gear”. In the following race in Monaco , Massa consistently managed to ride in the top group and was sixth, around six seconds behind. From this race on, Massa did not make it into the top 10 in only two other Grands Prix. At the British Grand Prix he managed to achieve his best position of the season to date with fourth place. He repeated this at the Italian Grand Prix . With a second place at the Japanese Grand Prix , Massa achieved his first podium finish of the season. Another followed at his home race in Brazil when he finished third. At the end of the season he finished seventh in the drivers' world championship.
In 2013 Massa contested his eighth Formula 1 season for Ferrari. Alonso remained his teammate. At the Australian Grand Prix , Massa started the season with fourth place. Four races later at the Spanish Grand Prix , Massa finished third on the podium. Massa finished the season in eighth place in the world championship. With 112 to 242 points, he again lost to Alonso.
Massa left Ferrari at the end of the 2013 season.
With 139 Grand Prix appearances for Scuderia Ferrari , Felipe Massa is the driver with the third-most starts for the traditional Italian racing team. Only Michael Schumacher and Kimi Räikkönen completed more races for the Scuderia .
In 2014 Massa started in Formula 1 alongside Valtteri Bottas for Williams . He was awarded a two-year contract that Williams was able to extend for a year with an option. When the permanent Formula 1 start numbers were introduced, he chose # 19 for his further career. At the Austrian Grand Prix , Massa achieved his first pole position for Williams. He finished fourth in the race.
At the Italian Grand Prix , Massa achieved his first podium finish for Williams with third place. In Brazil he finished third again. At the last race of the season in Abu Dhabi , Massa achieved his best result of the season with second place. He finished the season in seventh place overall. Internally, he was defeated by Bottas with 134 to 186 points.
In 2015 , Massa and Bottas formed the Williams driver duo again. At the Grand Prix of Austria finishing third. At the next race in Great Britain , Massa took the lead at the start and led the race in the early stages. However, he fell back to fourth place in the course of the race. Before the Italian Grand Prix , Massa was confirmed for another season at Williams. In the Grand Prix he achieved the second podium finish of the season with third place. In Singapore , Massa dropped out for the first time of the season. At the Russian Grand Prix , Massa went from 15th on the grid to fourth. He improved to sixth place in the world championship and was defeated by Bottas with 121 to 136 points.
In 2016 , Massa and Bottas stayed with Williams. At the Monaco Grand Prix , Massa became the only driver to score points in all races this season. This series ended at the following world championship run, the Canadian Grand Prix . On September 1st, on the sidelines of the Italian Grand Prix , Felipe Massa announced that he was supposed to end his career in Formula 1. He finished ninth in the race. The Brazilian Grand Prix , supposedly Massa's last home race, took place under poor weather conditions. It was interrupted several times due to heavy rain. Massa was eliminated on lap 47 due to an accident. Then Massa went through the pit lane in tears and with the Brazilian flag. He was accompanied by his family and standing ovations from the fans, and the pit crews of all Formula 1 teams, especially those of Ferrari and Williams, applauded him. Two fifth places in Australia and Russia were his best results. He lost to Bottas this year with 53 to 85 points and reached eleventh place overall.
Massa originally ended his Formula 1 career at the end of the 2016 season and had already said goodbye to the team. After Bottas left the Williams team in January to replace the resigned Nico Rosberg at Mercedes , Massa received a Williams contract for another Formula 1 season . His new teammate was Lance Stroll . At the Azerbaijan Grand Prix , Felipe Massa got off to a good start from ninth place on the grid, where he overtook several drivers. He also benefited from the numerous safety car phases in the chaotic race. On lap 25 there was the red flag because of wreckage on the lane and the race was stopped as a result. At the restart, Massa was in third place. Shortly after the restart, Massa retired with a defective shock. At the Hungarian Grand Prix he dropped out after the third training session due to illness and was represented in the race by Paul di Resta .
In his last home race, the Brazilian Grand Prix , he finished seventh. During the entire race he held his own against his former team-mate Alonso. After the race he was asked to take the podium, where he said goodbye to his fans. In Abu Dhabi , he finished tenth in his last Formula 1 race. At the end of the season he finished eleventh overall, tied with tenth Nico Hülkenberg . Two sixth places in Australia and Bahrain were his best race results. Within the team, he prevailed against Stroll with 43 to 40 points.
Massa started in Formula 1 in 269 Grands Prix. He won 11 Grand Prix, all for Ferrari. He holds the record for the most sixth places (27).
Stock Car Brasil (2018)
On December 6, 2017, Felipe Massa announced that he would compete in the Stock Car Brasil racing series in 2018 . In the races, however, he was not entitled to points because he only competed as a guest starter. On March 10, 2018, he took part in the “Race of the Doubles”, an invitation race for prominent racing drivers as part of the Brazilian Stock Car Championship at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace . During the race he shared the car with the five-time champion of the Cacá Bueno racing series and drove for the world championship team Cimed-Racing. Together they finished 13th in the race. On August 5th he took part in the "Race of the Million" at the Autodromo de Goiânia. Due to a flat tire, Massa finished the race in 22nd place.
FIA Formula E Championship (since 2018)
Massa has been driving in the FIA Formula E Championship since the 2018/19 season . He signed a three-year contract with the Monegasque team Venturi . His teammate was Edoardo Mortara . As in Formula 1, Massa also uses starting number 19 in the FIA Formula E Championship.
Massa made his Formula E debut at the Diriyya E-Prix 2018 , where he finished 17th. After starting from twelfth position, Massa was in eighth place before he received a drive-through penalty for a technical breach in his vehicle fell back to 14th place. After the race, he received two more fines for violating the fan boost . At the next race in Marrakech , he finished 18th. In Santiago de Chile he was eliminated due to a technical defect, while his team-mate Mortara achieved the team's first point result of the season with fourth place.
At the Mexico City E-Prix , Massa finished eighth and thus scored his first points in the series. In Hong Kong he achieved his best result of the season to date with a fifth place. At the start of the European part of the season in Rome , Massa retired due to a technical defect in his vehicle. At the Monaco E-Prix , his team's home race, Massa achieved his first podium in the FIA Formula E Championship. After starting from fourth place, he finished the race in third position. Massa had no more propulsion in the last 150 m of the race because he had used up the maximum amount of energy of 52 kWh.
At the end of the season Massa finished 15th overall with 36 points; his team mate Mortara scored 52 points and was 14th overall. In the evaluation of the voestalpine European Races , in which only podium places in the races on the European continent were taken into account, he finished in third place and shared seventh place.
Massa and Mortara also competed for the Monegasque Venturi team in the 2019/20 season . At the third race of the season in Santiago de Chile , Massa achieved his first point result of the current season with a ninth place, which was also his best result of the season. In the eleven races of the 2019/20 Formula E season, Massa scored three championship points and finished 22nd in the overall standings.
Every December Massa organizes a kart race for charity in Florianópolis , Brazil , the "Desafio Internacional das Estrelas" (or in English: International Challenge of the Stars), for which a prominent field of participants with drivers from various international racing series competes.
Massa also took part in the Brazilian karting event 500 miles from Granja Viana several times .
Massa has been President of the FIA Kart Commission since December 2017. In this position, he was also present at the 2019 Le Mans 24-hour kart race, which he opened as a starter.
In 2020, he took part in both the Formula E Race at Home Challenge , a series of virtual Formula E races that took place as a replacement for the races that were canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic , and the virtual 24-hour race in Le Mans . In the Race at Home Challenge he finished 14th overall, and in the virtual 24-hour race in Le Mans, he and his teammates finished eighth in the GT class (36th place overall).
He is also friends with the Swiss watchmaker Richard Mille, who has dedicated several models to him (RM-005FM, RM-011).
Nicolas Todt, the son of Jean Todt , is his manager.
Statistics in the Formula 1 World Championship
These statistics include all the driver's participations in the Formula 1 World Championship .
Grand Prix victories
|2002||Clean Petronas||Clean C21||Petronas 3.0 V10||16||-||-||-||-||-||4th||13.|
|2004||Clean Petronas||Clean C23||Petronas 3.0 V10||18th||-||-||-||-||-||12||12.|
|2005||Clean Petronas||Clean C24||Petronas 3.0 V10||18th||-||-||-||-||-||11||13.|
|2006||Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro||Ferrari 248 F1||Ferrari 2.4 V8||18th||2||3||2||3||2||80||3.|
|2007||Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro||Ferrari F2007||Ferrari 2.4 V8||17th||3||4th||3||6th||6th||94||4th|
|2008||Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro||Ferrari F2008||Ferrari 2.4 V8||18th||6th||2||2||6th||3||97||2.|
|2009||Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro||Ferrari F60||Ferrari 2.4 V8||9||-||-||1||-||1||22nd||11.|
|2010||Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro||Ferrari F10||Ferrari 2.4 V8||19th||-||2||3||-||-||144||6th|
|2011||Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro||Ferrari 150 ° Italia||Ferrari 2.4 V8||19th||-||-||-||-||2||118||6th|
|2012||Scuderia Ferrari||Ferrari F2012||Ferrari 2.4 V8||20th||-||1||1||-||-||122||7th|
|2013||Scuderia Ferrari||Ferrari F138||Ferrari 2.4 V8||19th||-||-||1||-||-||112||8th.|
|2014||Williams Martini Racing||Williams FW36||Mercedes 1.6 V6 Turbo||19th||-||1||2||1||1||134||7th|
|2015||Williams Martini Racing||Williams FW37||Mercedes 1.6 V6 Turbo||19th||-||-||2||-||-||121||6th|
|2016||Williams Martini Racing||Williams FW38||Mercedes 1.6 V6 Turbo||21st||-||-||-||-||-||53||11.|
|2017||Williams Martini Racing||Williams FW40||Mercedes 1.6 V6 Turbo||19th||-||-||-||-||-||43||11.|
|green||-||Placement in the points|
|blue||-||Classified outside the point ranks|
|violet||DNF||Race not finished (did not finish)|
|red||DNQ||did not qualify|
|DNPQ||failed in pre-qualification (did not pre-qualify)|
|White||DNS||not at the start (did not start)|
|Light Blue||PO||only participated in the training (practiced only)|
|TD||Friday test driver|
|without||DNP||did not participate in the training (did not practice)|
|INJ||injured or sick|
|DNA||did not arrive|
|no participation in the World Cup|
|other||P / bold||Pole position|
|SR / italic||Fastest race lap|
|*||not at the finish,
but counted due to the distance covered
|underlined||Leader in the overall standings|
Individual results in the FIA Formula E Championship
|2018/19||Venturi Formula E team||TO YOU||MAR||SAN||MEX||HKG||SAY||ROME||PAR||MCO||BER||BRN||NYC||36||15th|
|17 °||18 °||DNF||8th||5||10||DNF||9 °||3||15 °||8th||16 *||15th|
|2019/20||ROKiT Venturi Racing||TO YOU||SAN||MEX||MAR||BER||BER||BER||3||22nd|
|green||-||Placement in the points|
|blue||-||Classified outside the point ranks|
|violet||DNF||Race not finished|
|White||DNS||not at the start|
|DNP||reported but not participated|
|INJ||injured or sick|
|P / bold||Pole position|
Fastest race lap
(from 2017/18 : fastest race lap of the first ten)
|underlined||Leader in the overall standings|
|*||not at the finish, but counted due to the distance covered|
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- esportes.terra.com.br: Cidade italiana homenageia Massa ESPORTES.TERRA.COM.BR (in Portuguese)
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|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Brazilian racing car driver|
|DATE OF BIRTH||April 25, 1981|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||São Paulo|