FELIPE MASSA NEWS

Remember When: Singapore GP

The 15th round of the 2010 Formula 1 season took place in Singapore at the Marina Bay Street Circuit. It was won by Fernando Alonso, who started from pole position, led every lap and set the fastest lap. The Spaniard topped the final qualifying session by just over half a tenth, securing pole. Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button and Mark Webber completed the top five...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Ferrari driver Massa emotional after podium at Monza

Felipe Massa's third place in Monza was his first podium of the season, and the result proved popular with the tifosi (Ferrari fan base) given the Brazilian's Ferrari history. The Williams driver ran as high as second for a few laps before being passed by Lewis Hamilton on Lap 10. "It's a great day for us," said Massa. "It was a great race, a great start...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Williams Racing retains Bottas and Massa for 2015 Formula 1 season

Williams has confirmed that both Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas will be staying on for 2015, putting an end to the hopes of any teams who had their eyes on the Finn for next season. "I've been a member of the Williams team for five years now and we have developed together throughout that time which is a great feeling," said Bottas. "The team has also made some...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Willams confirms driver lineup of Massa and Bottas

MONZA, Italy (AP) Williams has confirmed it will retain Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas as its drivers for the 2015 Formula One season. Massa was already under contract but on Sunday the team announced it has taken up the option on Bottas' contract following an impressive campaign. Team principal Frank Williams says ''Felipe is a pleasure to work with, and combines...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

F1B Staff Picks: Hungarian GP

It looks like it is time for Lewis Hamilton to bounce back for another win, at least that’s what eight of ten F1B staffers predict to happen in Hungary this Sunday. As it seems that the fortunes of the Mercedes teammates do seem to swing back and forth,Rosberg is only getting two nods this week. But as per usual, the duo once again have a monopoly on picks for the victory. And...
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July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Kimi should have slowed down

One of the mild controversies to come out of the British Grand Prix was the accident involving Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa. Massa, for his part, was an innocent by-stander caught in the wrong place at the wrong time but he did comment to AUTOSPORT when queried about the incident when asked if Kimi should have came back on track more cautiously: “For sure” “Kimi went outside...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

#F1Chat Preview – the Austrian Grand Prix

This weekend saw the return of the Austrian Grand Prix, where Felipe Massa was on pole, and Nico Rosberg extended his championship lead over Lewis Hamilton following another Mercedes 1-2. Here’s what’s coming up on tomorrow’s #F1Chat… First of all, what did you think of the race and it’s return to the calendar? Are you a fan of the Austrian Grand Prix? Williams locked out...
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June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Team Mercedes finish 1-2 at Austrian Grand Prix

Team Mercedes returned to dominance at the Red Bull Ring at the Austria Grand Prix Sunday. Nico Rosberg was able to pass both Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas who locked out the front of the starting grid for Team Williams and win the race. Rosberg’s Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton came all the way from ninth on the grid to join him on the podium in second. Nico Rosberg on the...
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June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Williams take 1st front row since 2003 in Austria

Williams Martini Racing have claimed their first front row since 2003 for Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix. Felipe Massa took pole position at the Red Bull Ring which has come back to the F1 calendar for the first time in 11 years. An exciting qualifying session that denies Mercedes their dominance of owning every single pole position in 2014 with Nico Rosberg starting from 3rd on...
Via Formula 1 Blog
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Smedley, Perez at odds over crash in Canadian GP

Sergio Perez isn’t convinced the crash on Sunday in the Canadian Grand Prix was his fault. The crash was a violent one but luckily no one was hurt when Williams F1′s Felipe Massa collided with the Force India driver. Perez told Sky Sports F1: “It was very disappointing to lose such a strong result through no fault of our own,” Perez said. “I was following the same line...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Race Report- The Smiling Assassin wins in Canada

The notion of having a “Dream Season” in which you win every grand prix has come to end for Mercedes. Having won the first six races of the season, Mercedes experienced an MGU-K failure on both cars reducing power (slowing them by 20mph down the back straight) and eventually halting Lewis Hamilton’s race. Hamilton’s teammate, Nico Rosberg, was able to finish the race but...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Massa, Perez released from hospital after high-speed F1 crash

Felipe Massa and Sergio Perez have been checked and released from a hospital in Montreal after the two were involved in a heavy crash at the end of Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix.
Via Fox Sports
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Felipe…stay cool baby

There are certainly a few ways to look at Felipe Massa’s recent rant on AUTOSPORT and I’ll choose to take the positive approach. Felipe is not happy with the bad luck he feels he’s having of late and that’s good. We haven’t seen that kind of fire from him in quite a while so it is a positive sign to see the Brazilian fired up over his season.  Massa told AUTOSPORT: ...
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April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Massa says Malaysian GP team orders a 'mistake'

Williams driver Felipe Massa insists that he has discussed the team orders incident at Malaysia with the team since the race.
Via FOXSports.com
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Massa: ‘Fernando is…I mean, Valtteri is faster than you’

These may not be the words Williams F1 driver Felipe Massa wanted to hear in just his second outing with his new employer but in today’s Malaysian Grand Prix, the haunting radio message received by the Brazilian was very familiar indeed: In the Malaysian Grand Prix, Massa’s teammate was quicker and the Brazilian was ordered to let him through. What a difference a regulation...
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Massa stands by decision to ignore team orders

SEPANG, Malaysia (AP) Williams driver Felipe Massa stands by his decision to ignore team orders to let teammate Valtteri Bottas pass him in the closing stages of Sunday's Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix, saying the team should recognize he has his own interests to pursue in the drivers' championship.
Via FOXSports.com
March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Photos show 'submarine' risk of new F1 noses realized

Photographs show low nose of Kamui Kobayashi's Caterham lifting rear of Felipe Massa's Williams up about a foot into the air.
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March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Rob Smedley to Williams

Rob Smedley will switch from Ferrari to Williams for the 2014 F1 season. Smedley had been tipped to join Williams ever since Felipe Massa signed for the squad back in November. Smedley, however, will not continue as the Brazilian’s race engineer, instead he becomes the head of vehicle performance, a newly created position which is intended to ‘strengthen the trackside team...
Via Formula 1 Blog
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Felipe Massa upbeat about Williams' potential in new F1 season

The solid performance by the Williams team in early testing has left Felipe Massa upbeat about the new Formula One season. The Brazilian driver had the second-best time in last month's tests at Jerez and said the ''good start'' could play to his advantage when the season gets underway in Australia in March. ''It always helps to start well, especially...
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February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Felipe Massa upbeat about Williams' potential

The solid performance by the Williams team in early testing has left Felipe Massa upbeat about the new Formula One season. The Brazilian driver had the second-best time in last month's tests at Jerez and said the ''good start'' could play to his advantage when the season gets underway in Australia in March. ''It always helps to start well, especially...
Via AP on Fox
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Williams adds engineering to engineering team

Williams F1 may have a new look at 2014 with a brand new engine supply from Mercedes and a new driver in Felipe Massa. They’ve also added Pat Symonds in 2013 to trump up their technical side of the house and today they announced even more changes: Jakob Andreasen has joined as Head of Engineering Operations and will work under Chief Technical Officer Pat Symonds. Previously at...
Via Formula 1 Blog
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Formula1blog.com Podcast #349

Join Grace and me as we dredge ups some Formula 1 news this week. We talk about cost caps, Williams F1 and the eternal optimists club, Caterham and Ferrari. We even mention Felipe Massa and hand out awards as usual. No Wrooooooooooom=no news! Fashion winner…of course. #getwellsoonschumi           Related StoriesFormula1blog.com Podcast #348- Season ReviewFormula1blog...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Williams anticipate gains with 2014 regulations, Massa

Reading Edd Straw’s article at AUTOSPORT today, I was reminded of the hill that Williams F1 has to climb to get back to even 2012 performance levels after a miserable outing in 2013. The 2014 regulation changes have given some new optimism for the team but as Claire Williams explained to Mr. Straw, the teams who did well last year will most likely be the teams to beat in 2014:...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Kimi’s new engineer means what for Rob Smedley?

Besides being stalked by our own Laura Marieee in Singapore and me sitting with him at the Austin airport—well, that’s not entirely true, I was sitting “near” him at the airport—Mr. Rob Smedley has become quite the celebrity in Formula 1 and with good reason. He’s a talented guy who has entertained the troops for several years at Ferrari as erstwhile Felipe Massa’s...
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December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Now Ferrari weigh in on Massa penalty

We mentioned the fact that Ferrari had lost out on millions of dollars due to Felipe Massa’s pit lane entrance infraction during the Brazilian Grand Prix last Sunday on our review podcast here. He even garnered Fake Charlie Whiting’s “Donkey of the Race” award for the penalty. Sure, Felipe is a really nice guy and the team do like him a lot but that. among other things, is...
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November 27, 2013  |  Discuss
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