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HindustanTimes Sat,23 Aug 2014

personal data

COUNTRYPOLES
Brazil15
DATE OF BIRTHPODIUMS
1981042535
DRIVER NUMBERFASTEST LAPS
614
RACESCAREER POINTS
172704
WINSWORLD CHAMPS
110

driver profile

F.Massa
Felipe Massa is one of several passionate, competitive Brazilian drivers who hail from São Paulo, the racing hub of Brazil. Like his more prominent predecessors Emerson Fittipaldi and Ayrton Senna, Massa is known to be a lion-hearted competitor but is yet to explore the depths of his talent the way the two former Brazilian champions did. The Ferrari driver made his entry into the sport with Sauber in 2002. He retired in half the races that year but not without proving that he was furiously fast. He showed this skill many times in his career, notably when he outraced his champion teammate Jacques Villeneuve repeatedly in 2005. Massa was handed a race seat at Ferrari as a result of his potential. The scarlet car was set afire as Felipe Massa raced to two victories on his way to third place in the drivers' championship. In 2007, he had more success but was overshadowed by his teammate, Kimi Raikkonen, who clinched the title that year. The following season gave him his best result as he finished second in the standings behind Lewis Hamilton. In 2009, Massa was forced out mid-season due to a freak accident that he was involved in during the qualifying session of the Hungarian GP. Most critics wrote him off but he proved otherwise the following year. He led the 2010 championship - albeit for a brief moment - in the early part of season. Later, he was dogged of being the number 2 driver in the team after Ferrari's antics in the German GP. 2011 was a much worse season as he failed to step on the podium and could not even finish higher than fifth in a race, placing his future with Ferrari in doubt.

Driver Report

season so far

Race Date Grid Finish Pts. Total Pts.
German 07/07 7 22 0 0
British 30/06 11 6 8 8
Canadian 09/06 16 8 4 12
Monaco 26/05 21 21 0 12
Spanish 12/05 9 3 15 27
Bahrain 21/04 4 15 0 27
Chinese 14/04 5 6 8 35
Malaysian 24/03 2 5 10 45
Australian 17/03 4 4 12 57
Brazilian 25/11 5 3 15 72
United States 18/11 11 4 12 84
Abu Dhabi 04/11 8 7 6 90
Indian 28/10 6 6 8 98
Korean 14/10 6 4 12 110
Japanese 07/10 10 2 18 128
Singapore 23/09 13 8 4 132
Italian 09/09 3 4 12 144
Belgian 02/09 14 5 10 154
Hungarian 29/07 7 9 2 156
German 22/07 13 12 0 156
British 08/07 5 4 12 168
European 24/06 13 16 0 168
Canadian 10/06 6 10 1 169
Monaco 27/05 7 6 8 177
Spanish 13/05 16 15 0 177
Bahrain 22/04 14 9 2 179
Chinese 15/04 12 13 0 179
Malaysian 25/03 12 15 0 179
Australian 18/03 16 17 0 179
Brazilian 27/11 7 5 10 189
Abu Dhabi 13/11 6 5 10 199
Indian 30/10 6 20 0 199
Korean 16/10 5 6 8 207
Japanese 09/10 4 7 6 213
Singapore 25/09 6 9 2 215
Italian 11/09 6 6 8 223
Belgian 28/08 4 8 4 227
Hungarian 31/07 4 6 8 235
German 24/07 5 5 10 245
British 10/07 4 5 10 255
European 26/06 5 5 10 265
Canadian 12/06 3 6 8 273
Monaco 29/05 6 22 0 273
Spanish 22/05 8 22 0 273
Turkish 08/05 10 11 0 273
Chinese 17/04 6 6 8 281
Malaysian 10/04 7 5 10 291
Australian 27/03 8 7 6 297

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