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Felipe Massa

By Jay
January 26 2010

Felipe started his career in 2002 with Sauber. He signed for Ferrari in 2006 to partner Michael Schumacher. Born on April 25, 1981, the Brazilian finished his career best position coming second in 2008 championship. He was injured in 2009 Hungarian GP, struck on helmet by suspension spring, at high-speed, fallen from the car of Rubens Barrichello and was out for the rest of the season.

 

Top Achievements (other series)

  • Formula Chevrolet Brazil champion 1999
  • Formula Renault 2000 Eurocup and Italian championship in 2000
  • Euro Formula 3000 champion in 2001

Formula-1

  • 3rd position in F1 Championship 2006, with Ferrari
  • 4th position in F1 Championship 2007, with Ferrari
  • 2nd position in F1 Championship 2008, with Ferrari

Notable performances

  • 2006, Malaysian GP, started from 21st position to finish in 5th, beating Schumacher.
  • 2007, Australian GP, started from 22nd position to finish 6th.
  • 2008, Hungarian GP, passed the two Mclarens in the start to lead the race, getting a sizeable lead of over 20 seconds, only to be failed by the Ferrari engine with 3 laps to go.

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