FELIPE MASSA

  • Pirelli tyre choice for Brazilian Grand Prix unacceptable: Massa 6 days ago

    Brazilian driver Felipe Massa says Pirelli's choice of tyres for his home Formula One grand prix next month is "very dangerous". The Italian company announced last week it would be taking its two hardest compounds to Interlagos -- the hard and medium tyres -- due to the high energy demands of...
  • Formula One safety back in the spotlight October 6, 2014

    London: Formula One fans are used to seeing drivers walk away from terrifying accidents but sometimes, in a sport that will always be dangerous however much is done to try and reduce the risks, a hole appears in the safety net. Jules Bianchi's accident at Suzuka on Sunday, which left the...
  • Williams can catch Red Bull, says Felipe Massa September 17, 2014

    Singapore: Brazilian Felipe Massa feels he has turned a corner after his first podium of the season in Italy last time out and is cautiously confident his Williams team can catch Red Bull in the constructors' championship. Massa, who joined Williams at the start of the season after eight years with...
  • Hamilton wins Italian Grand Prix after teammate Rosberg's mistake September 7, 2014

    Monza: Lewis Hamilton pressured Nico Rosberg into a mistake and overtook his Mercedes teammate to win the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday, adding another chapter to their heated rivalry. The key pass came about midway through the 53lap race as Hamilton had recovered from a poor start to pull up right...
  • Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa staying at Williams in 2015 September 7, 2014

    Finland's Valtteri Bottas and Brazilian Felipe Massa will race for Williams again next season in an unchanged lineup, the Formula One team said on Sunday. "The team is having a much improved 2014 season and the skill of our drivers and their feedback to our engineers has proved crucial in this,"...
  • Stewards should have punished Nico Rosberg, says Felipe Massa September 4, 2014

    Formula One stewards should have punished championship leader Nico Rosberg after he collided with Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton in Belgium and 'destroyed' his race, Felipe Massa said on Thursday. The incident between the two title rivals at Spa on Aug. 24 was deemed a racing incident by stewards, with Rosberg...
  • Forget 2009, Massa more vexed by recent crashes July 25, 2014

    Budapest: Five years after a freak Hungarian Grand Prix accident that left him in a coma with nearfatal head injuries, Felipe Massa returns this weekend looking to put much more recent crashes behind him. The 33yearold 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 teammate 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 teammate 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 fiveplace 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 highspeed 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 threetime 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 secondbest 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 32yearold 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 teammate 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 seasonending 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 multiyear 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...