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Felipe Massa

Felipe Massa
Felipe Massa is a Brazilian Formula One racing driver. He finished second in the 2008 Drivers' World Championship, and is under contract to race for Scuderia Ferrari until the end of the 2012 season. Massa began karting when he was 8 years old, finishing fourth in his first season. He continued in national and international championships for 7 years, and in 1998 moved into Formula Chevrolet, finishing the Brazilian championship in fifth place. In his rookie year in Formula 1, Massa was paired with 1999 International Formula 3000 champion Nick Heidfeld. He proved he was a competitive driver, but made several mistakes, including spinning off the track several times. Nevertheless, Massa scored 4 championship points in his first season, his best result a 5th place at the Spanish Grand Prix at the Circuit de Catalunya.

F1 Racing Records of Felipe Massa (2012 season)
  • 2012 team: Ferrari
  • 2012 car number – 6
  • Races – 168 races (out of 166 starts)
  • Championships: 0
  • Wins: 11
  • Podiums: 33
  • Career Points: 33
  • Pole Positions: 15
  • Fastest Laps: 14
  • First Race: 2002 Australian Grand Prix
  • First win: 2006 Turkish Grand Prix
  • Last Win: 2008 Brazilian Grand Prix
  • Last Race: 2012 Singapore Grand Prix
  • 2011 position: 6th (118 pts)
Sporting Positions by Felipe Massa
  • 2000 - Champion - Eurocup Formula Renault
  • 2000 – Champion - Italian Formula Renault
  • 2001 – Champion - Euro Formula 3000
Awards/Special awards by Felipe Massa
  • 2007 - Lorenzo Bandini Trophy

What makes Felipe Massa a good Formula 1 driver compared to others
Felipe Massa is also known for other things aside from being a good Formula 1 driver. He takes part in many promotional races and he also holds charity races like Desafio Internacional das Estrellas (International Challenge of the Stars) every year since 2005. Notably, many active top level Brazilian drivers have competed in the event, such as Formula One drivers Rubens Barrichello and Nelson Piquet Jr. Massa supports other sports as well. He supports Brazilian football team - S?o Paulo FC, he also supports the Turkish football team - Fenerbah?e that was formerly coached by Zico.

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