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Felipe Massa

Felipe Massa, September 2001. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2014. Used with Permission.

Felipe Massa, September 2001. Copyright LAT Photographic 2014. Used with Permission.

Felipe Massa, Goodwood Festival of Speed, 27th June 2015. Copyright Jiri Inneman, 2015. Used with Permission.

Felipe Massa, Goodwood Festival of Speed, 27th June 2015. Copyright Jiri Inneman, 2015. Used with Permission.

Born:

25 Apr 1981
Botucatu, Sao Paulo

Nationality:

Brazil

Grands Prix:

270 (2002-2017)

Retired from Formula 1 at the end of the 2016 season, after a spell with Williams, but after his team was left in a void by Nico Rosberg's surprise retirement, Felipe returned for another year with the team in 2017. However, at the end of 2017, he confirmed his retirement for good. Started his F1 career as a fast but somewhat wild driver, but matured and almost won the 2008 World Championship. Badly injured in a crash at the Hungarian GP in 2009, he was ruled out for a long period and was lucky to survive without any permanent injury. In 2018, Felipe will be doing some stock car races in his homeland and Formula E and reappears in the same categories in 2020.

Biography last updated 3 Aug 2019