Felipe Massa

  • Forget 2009, Massa more vexed by recent crashes 3 days ago

    Budapest: Five years after a freak Hungarian Grand Prix accident that left him in a coma with near-fatal head injuries, Felipe Massa returns this weekend looking to put much more recent crashes behind him. The 33-year-old Brazilian remembers nothing of that 2009 drama, when he was hit on the helmet -...
  • Mercedes driver Rosberg claims pole position for German Grand Prix July 19, 2014

    Hockenheim: Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg claimed pole position for the German Grand Prix as Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton crashed out in Saturday's qualifying session. Rosberg completed the fastest lap on the Hockenheimring in 1 minute, 16.540 seconds for the weekend's fastest time in the third part of the session. Williams'...
  • Susie Wolff brought to halt by engine failure at British Grand Prix July 4, 2014

    Silverstone: Susie Wolff became the first woman driver in 22 years to take part in a Formula One race weekend on Friday but her involvement in British Grand Prix practice lasted barely 20 minutes. On a bad morning for Williams, who finished third and fourth in Austria the weekend before last,...
  • Williams driver Felipe Massa grabs pole for Austrian Grand Prix June 21, 2014

    Spielberg: Felipe Massa felt like kickstarting his Formula One career after earning his first pole since 2008 as Williams stunned Mercedes in Austrian GP qualifying on Saturday. Massa and team-mate Valtteri Bottas posted the two fastest times, setting up the first Formula One race of the season without Mercedes in the...
  • FIA upholds penalty for Sergio Perez after Canadian GP June 21, 2014

    Force India have failed in their bid to overturn a five-place grid penalty for Sergio Perez at Sunday's Austrian Grand Prix. Formula One's governing body on Friday upheld the stewards' decision at the June 8 Canadian GP to punish the Mexican driver after a high-speed collision with Felipe Massa's Williams. Racing in...
  • Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton fastest in final practice in Canada June 7, 2014

    Lewis Hamilton was fastest in final practice for the Canadian Grand Prix on Saturday as Mercedes set their sights on a seventh straight pole position. The Briton, a three-time winner on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, lapped the island track in one minute 15.610 seconds on a sunny morning on the banks...
  • Pitstop blunder ruins Felipe Massa's race at Chinese Grand Prix April 20, 2014

    A frustrated Felipe Massa was left ruing a pitstop blunder by his Williams team that left him out of the points in Sunday's Chinese Formula One Grand Prix. The Brazilian had qualified in a season best sixth on Saturday and was racing the top five cars when he came into the...
  • Valtteri Bottas frustrated after Felipe Massa defies Williams order March 30, 2014

    Williams Chief Operations Engineer Rod Nelson said the team felt Bottas had fresher tyres than Button and would have been able to challenge the Briton better than Massa, whose rising engine temperature was causing concern. The Brazilian didn't see it that way and said he had been surprised to hear the...
  • Massa stands by decision to ignore team orders at Malaysian GP March 30, 2014

    Sepang: Williams driver Felipe Massa stood by his decision to ignore team orders to let teammate Valtteri Bottas pass him in the closing stages of Sunday's Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix, saying the team should recognise that he has his own interests to pursue in the drivers' championship. Massa was repeatedly...
  • Hamilton on top on final day of F1 testing March 2, 2014

    Formula One teams wrapped up pre-season testing in Bahrain on Sunday with Lewis Hamilton on top of the timesheets and his Mercedes team looking clear favourites for the opener in Australia on March 16. The 2008 world champion completed 70 laps of the Sakhir circuit and ended the final day with...
  • Felipe Massa on top for Williams, Sebastian Vettel sidelined March 2, 2014

    Brazilian Felipe Massa put Williams on top on the penultimate day of pre-season testing in Bahrain on Saturday while Red Bull's quadruple world champion Sebastian Vettel failed to complete a lap. Massa, who moved from Ferrari at the end of last year, completed 99 laps in the Mercedes-powered FW36 car and...
  • Doctors give up hope of reviving F1 legend Schumacher from coma: report February 25, 2014

    Doctors treating Formula One legend Michael Schumacher have reportedly given up on their attempts to bring the five-time world champion out of 'artificial coma'. According to a report in the German magazine Focus, doctors at the University Hospital of Grenoble in France have run out of options after repeated efforts to...
  • Smedley follows Massa to Williams F1 team February 25, 2014

    London: Former Ferrari race engineer Rob Smedley is following Brazilian driver Felipe Massa to the Williams Formula One team, where he will take on the new role of head of vehicle performance. Williams said on Tuesday that Smedley, whose radio conversations with Massa during races have made him an F1 personality,...
  • Felipe Massa upbeat about Williams' potential February 12, 2014

    Sao Paulo: The solid performance by the Williams team in early testing has left Felipe Massa upbeat about the new Formula One season. The Brazilian driver had the second-best time in last month's tests at Jerez and said the "good start" could play to his advantage when the season gets...
  • Felipe Massa leaves Ferrari with an engine and a promise December 15, 2013

    Felipe Massa has left Ferrari with a V8 engine in his luggage and a promise to be less accommodating to Fernando Alonso in future. The 32-year-old Brazilian, who is moving to Williams next season after eight years at Ferrari, attended a Christmas lunch at the Italian Formula One team's Maranello factory...
  • Felipe Massa signs off from Ferrari in frustration November 25, 2013

    Sao Paulo: Felipe Massa cursed race stewards for ruining his Ferrari farewell in front of his home fans at the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday. The Sao Paulo driver had gone from ninth on the starting grid to fourth, with every chance of team-mate Fernando Alonso handing him third as a...
  • Ferrari boss predicts emotional farewell for Massa November 20, 2013

    Sao Paulo: Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali has urged Felipe Massa to find a "little bit extra" in a bid to win Sunday's season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix in front of his home fans, Xinhua reported. The race at Sao Paulo's Interlagos circuit will also be Massa's final appearance for the Italian...
  • Felipe Massa ready to be a leader at Williams November 11, 2013

    Williams might be seen as a step down for Felipe Massa after eight years at Ferrari but he sees it more as a chance to step up and become a leader, as well as following in the footsteps of illustrious compatriots. The little Brazilian has been a loyal sidekick to...
  • Massa replaces Maldonado at Williams November 11, 2013

    Brazilian Felipe Massa will replace Venezuelan driver Pastor Maldonado at Williams next season after signing a multi-year contract, the Formula One team announced on Monday. Finland's Valtteri Bottas will remain as the former champions' other driver. "When I was a kid I always dreamed about racing for Ferrari, Williams or McLaren," Massa...
  • Ferrari pay tribute to departing Felipe Massa November 11, 2013

    Felipe Massa said farewell to thousands of Ferrari fans in Italy on Sunday and received a trophy nearly as tall as him to celebrate his time with the Formula One team. "I've been lucky, I have had a great career with Ferrari, longer than I had ever dreamed of at the...
  • Nico Hulkenberg frontrunner to replace Kimi Raikkonen at Lotus October 26, 2013

    Greater Noida: Nico Hulkenberg is Lotus's number one choice to replace Kimi Raikkonen next season with Frenchman Romain Grosjean under contract and set to be retained as the other driver, team principal Eric Boullier said on Friday. The Frenchman told a news conference at the Indian Grand Prix that Grosjean's confirmation...
  • Interview: Hulkenberg and Massa top the Lotus list October 10, 2013

    Suzuka: Nico Hulkenberg and Felipe Massa are the frontrunners to replace Kimi Raikkonen at Lotus next season but the team must first secure fresh investment, principal Eric Boullier said on Thursday. "Hulkenberg and Massa are the two drivers you have to consider because of their experience and profile," the Frenchman...
  • Jenson Button raises questions while Felipe Massa dodges them September 18, 2013

    Singapore: Felipe Massa dodged questions about his Formula One future on Wednesday while Jenson Button wondered whether Ferrari would really be a stronger team when Kimi Raikkonen replaces the Brazilian next season. Ferrari announced last week that Massa would leave the team at the end of the season, after eight years...
  • Ferrari in the spotlight ahead of Singapore Grand Prix September 18, 2013

    Singapore: Formula One arrives in Singapore this week for the annual night race with Sebastian Vettel careering toward a fourth-straight championship and with attention turning toward the combustible situation at Ferrari. Vettel's win in the previous two races at Belgium and Italy has put the Red Bull driver 53 points clear...
  • Raikkonen exit puts Lotus top of vacancy list September 12, 2013

    London: Lotus can take time to announce a replacement for Kimi Raikkonen because they are now the Formula One team with the most sought after driver vacancy, team principal Eric Boullier said on Wednesday. Champions Red Bull and their main rivals Mercedes and Ferrari have now finalised their 2014 lineups, with...
  • Kimi Raikkonen to join Ferrari for 2014 F1 season September 11, 2013

    London: Kimi Raikkonen will race for Ferrari next season after agreeing a two-year deal that takes the 2007 Formula One world champion back to the glamour team he left in 2009. Ferrari said in a statement that the 33-year-old Finnish 'Iceman', currently competing for Lotus, will replace Brazilian Felipe Massa alongside...
  • Massa announces departure from Ferrari September 11, 2013

    Felipe Massa said on Tuesday that he will leave Ferrari at the end of the Formula One season. The move opens a path for Kimi Raikkonen to rejoin the Italian team as the new partner for Fernando Alonso. Massa used his Twitter account to post the announcement with a message on...
  • Ferrari fined for jumping red light September 6, 2013

    Monza: Ferrari were fined 10,000 euros at their home Italian Formula One Grand Prix on Friday after Felipe Massa jumped a red light at the pit lane exit at the end of first practice. Race stewards said the Brazilian had crossed the white line at the exit under a red light,...
  • Ferrari dampen hopes of Monza announcement August 30, 2013

    London: Ferrari have dampened hopes of a driver announcement at their home Italian Grand Prix next week, saying nothing was on the horizon. "I'm sorry to disappoint all those with feverish imaginations, who are awaiting Monza in trepidation," the Formula One team's anonymous 'Horse Whisperer' said in a column on the...