Felipe Massa
Country Brasil
Date of Birth 1981-04-25
Age 36 years
Birth Place Sao Paulo
Major Teams Williams
Playing Details Racing Car Driver

Biography

He started that season in good shape, out-qualifying team mate Alonso regularly and scoring solidly, if not spectacularly. He claimed his only podium of the year in Spain, but accidents - two in Monaco - slowed his momentum. In September it was announced that he would be replaced at the Scuderia for 2014 by Raikkonen. The news seemed to light a fire under Massa, whose form improved once more. Convinced that it wasn’t yet time to end his F1 career, he signed to race for Williams in 2014 alongside rising Finnish star Valtteri Bottas.

The move rejuvenated the Brazilian. He was the only non-Mercedes driver to take pole during the season, while a number of great drives - particularly in the second half of the year - resulted in three podiums and 11 top-seven finishes. The year wasn’t without mistakes - a collision with Sergio Perez in Canada the most obvious example - but after a few tough seasons, 2014 confirmed Massa was back to somewhere near his best and he duly extended his stay with Williams into 2015.