What is Felipe Massa doing now?
Since retirement from Formula One, Massa has pursued a career in the FIA’s all electric series Formula E. He retired from Formula E at the end of the 2019-20 Championship. He then joined the 2021 season of the Stock Car Brasil series.
Did Felipe Massa recover?
The Brazilian driver was knocked unconscious in the crash with an injury initially considered to be life-threatening. He made a full recovery and returned to racing with Ferrari in 2010.
Why did Felipe Massa leave F1?
“But there was no position for me to carry on, so I felt if that opportunity wasn’t there, then it would be better for me to stop, and start thinking about doing different things.” At the penultimate grand prix of last season, in his home country, Brazil, Massa was given a send-off he will never forget.
Who replaced Felipe?
On 11 August 2009 it was confirmed that Badoer would return to Formula One racing after almost 10 years, to replace the injured Felipe Massa at the 2009 European Grand Prix in Valencia.
Is Felipe Massa a good driver?
By dominating his team mate, being victorious on six occasions and challenging for the championship are all reasons why Massa in considered a top class driver.
Is Felipe Massa a world champion?
One driver who knows what it’s like – and has gone up against Hamilton himself – is Felipe Massa, who finished runner up to the now-seven-time world champion after a tense climax in 2008.
Who did Felipe Massa lose?
The 2008 Brazilian Grand Prix provided one of the most dramatic conclusions to a Formula 1 World Championship as McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton snatched the title from Ferrari’s Felipe Massa at the final corner.
What is the difference between Massa and Alonso?
The German wasn’t at the peak by the time Massa came to Ferrari in 2006. Hence he was a ‘mentor’ in his eyes, whereas Alonso was still in his prime. The fact that the Brazilian driver had to be the ‘second driver’ to his Spanish counterpart says it all. Who is the better driver in Massa’s eyes?
Why did Massa consider Alonso a mentor to him?
The German wasn’t at the peak by the time Massa came to Ferrari in 2006. Hence he was a ‘mentor’ in his eyes, whereas Alonso was still in his prime. The fact that the Brazilian driver had to be the ‘second driver’ to his Spanish counterpart says it all.
Why did Felipe Massa withdraw from the Brazilian Grand Prix?
Williams’ Felipe Massa of Brazil carries his country’s flag after he had to withdraw from the race due to car problems during the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at the Interlagos race track in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016. (Paulo Whitaker/Pool via AP)
Should Fernando Alonso have won more drivers’ championships than 2?
“It is true that Fernando did not have as many competitive cars as Michael, but Schumacher won seven championships and won in 91 races. Numbers are important and that makes a difference.” In the end, that is what counts against Fernando’s legacy. Some believe that he should have won more Drivers’ Championships than 2.