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Felipe Massa retires from Formula One: A look at his legacy

Nov 28, 2017 10:17 IST
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Felipe Massa bowed out of Formula One in Abu Dhabi on Sunday with his head held high and one last point in a career that brought him 11 wins and almost a world championship with Ferrari. The 36-year-old Brazilian said he was ready for the next step, whatever that might be. “For sure, I will miss many things -- racing against amazing drivers and competing in the best car and the best category in the world,” he said after finishing 10th for Williams under the Yas Marina floodlights. The farewell was one of several for Massa, who also retired last year before being brought back hurriedly by Williams in January as a replacement for Valtteri Bottas when the Finn went to Mercedes. He had also said goodbye to his home fans in Brazil two weeks ago. But there was still plenty of emotion as the sport saluted a man who lost out to Lewis Hamilton in the 2008 championship by a single point and then endured life-threatening head injuries in Hungary in 2009 when hit by a bouncing spring in qualifying (Video credit: SNTV).