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HindustanTimes Thu,25 Dec 2014

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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.
Spanish 12/05 9 3 15 15
Bahrain 21/04 4 15 0 15
Chinese 14/04 5 6 8 23
Malaysian 24/03 2 5 10 33
Australian 17/03 4 4 12 45
Brazilian 25/11 5 3 15 60
United States 18/11 11 4 12 72
Abu Dhabi 04/11 8 7 6 78
Indian 28/10 6 6 8 86
Korean 14/10 6 4 12 98
Japanese 07/10 10 2 18 116
Singapore 23/09 13 8 4 120
Italian 09/09 3 4 12 132
Belgian 02/09 14 5 10 142
Hungarian 29/07 7 9 2 144
German 22/07 13 12 0 144
British 08/07 5 4 12 156
European 24/06 13 16 0 156
Canadian 10/06 6 10 1 157
Monaco 27/05 7 6 8 165
Spanish 13/05 16 15 0 165
Bahrain 22/04 14 9 2 167
Chinese 15/04 12 13 0 167
Malaysian 25/03 12 15 0 167
Australian 18/03 16 17 0 167
Brazilian 27/11 7 5 10 177
Abu Dhabi 13/11 6 5 10 187
Indian 30/10 6 20 0 187
Korean 16/10 5 6 8 195
Japanese 09/10 4 7 6 201
Singapore 25/09 6 9 2 203
Italian 11/09 6 6 8 211
Belgian 28/08 4 8 4 215
Hungarian 31/07 4 6 8 223
German 24/07 5 5 10 233
British 10/07 4 5 10 243
European 26/06 5 5 10 253
Canadian 12/06 3 6 8 261
Monaco 29/05 6 22 0 261
Spanish 22/05 8 22 0 261
Turkish 08/05 10 11 0 261
Chinese 17/04 6 6 8 269
Malaysian 10/04 7 5 10 279
Australian 27/03 8 7 6 285

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