Felipe Massa

Team: Ferrari
Nationality: Brazilian
Podiums: 33
Points: 593
GP entered: 161
World Championships: 0
Highest race finish: 1 (x11)
Highest grid position: 1 (x15)
Date of Birth: 25/04/1981
Place of Birth: Sao Paulo

2012 Results

GP Grid Race Pts.
Australia 16 Ret
Malaysia 12 15 0
China 12 13 0
Bahrain 14 9 2
Spain 16 15 0
Monaco 7 6 8
Canada 6 10 1
Europe 13 16 0
Great Britain * * *

Career History

2011
Comprehensively outclassed by his team mate, scoring less than 50 percent of Alonso’s points tally. Fails to make the podium in his tenth year in F1, during which he makes his 100th start for Ferrari.
2010
Returns from his 2009 injury, finishes second to new team mate Alonso at Bahrain opener. Beats him to the podium in Australia, but form less convincing at later races. Controversially team orders force him aside to let Alonso win in Germany, as Ferrari back Spaniard’s title bid.
2009
Ferrari’s initial lack of pace and reliability means no podium until round nine, then he fractures his skull in a freak qualifying accident in Hungary, where he is struck by a loose spring from Rubens Barichello’s car. Misses the rest of the season.
2008
Becomes Ferrari’s main championship contender with six victories and six pole positions and shows new levels of speed and maturity. Misses out on the title by a single point, despite winning dramatic season finale in his native Brazil.
2007
Reliability issues and a disqualification in Canada put him out of title contention although scores three wins and six pole positions. Plays a vital role in Ferrari’s 2007 championship double and re-signs for the team until 2010.
2006
Partnered with Michael Schumacher at Ferrari help strengthen his reputation as one of the
sport’s talents. Three pole positions and two race wins in his first year. Finishes third overall in drivers’ championship.
2005
Out-performs Sauber team mate and former champion Jacques Villeneuve to finish 13th
in the standings. Career-best result with fourth place in Canada. Signs as Michael Schumacher’s team mate at Ferrari for 2006.
2004
Returns to a seat with Sauber. Inconsistent season, scoring 12 points with a best finish of fourth place in Belgium.
2003
Formula One test driver with Ferrari.
2002
First F1 season with Sauber. Finishes 13th in the drivers’ championship, with a best result of fifth place at the Spanish Grand Prix.
2001
Wins the Formula 3000 Euro-Series with six wins from eight races, six pole positions and five fastest laps.
2000
Finishes first in the both the Italian and European Formula Renault series.
1999
Wins the Brazilian Formula Chevrolet championship.
1998
Finishes fifth in the Brazilian Formula Chevrolet championship.
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