Felipe Massa, a Brazilian motorist contested in 15 seasons of F1. Further, from 2002 to 2017, he bagged 11 trophies and 41 podium finishes. In 2008 he also witnessed the rank of championship runner-up.
He made his debut in F1 with Sauber and further hopped to Ferrari as a test driver. He oscillated back to Sauber again in 2004 and 2005.
The to-and-fro oscillation did not end here. He again moved to Ferrari, where he competed for the team till 2013.
Following that, he jumped ship to the Williams F1 team. Finally, he retired from F1 in 2017.
After F1 he joined Formula E from which he retired by the end of the 2019-20 Championship. However, the news aired from the 2021 season he will race in Stock Car Brasil.
According to sources, his net worth is $30 million. Further, has endorsements with Mercedes.
Massa began with the track life from the tender age of eight. He started with Go-Karting and competed in several national and regional races for seven years at a stretch.
With remarkable efficiency, he claimed the championship when he moved to Formula Chevrolet. Further, in Italian Formula Renault in 2000, he clinched the trophy along with one of the European Championship. Furthermore, in 2001, he bagged the Euro Formula 3000 championship too.
He was active in F1 from 2002 to 2007. However, in 2003 he did not race in F1. With car No. 19 he etched his name in three teams, the Sauber, Ferrari, and Williams.
In his career in F1, he competed in 272 races, grabbing 11 victories, 41 podiums, and, 16 poles. Further, with 1167 points he records 15 fastest laps.
After retiring from F1 in 2017, he entered the realm of FIA Formula E. He further, contested for a year in the grid from 2018 to 2019.
In his term of one year, he bagged 1 podium and no victories or pole positions. He competed in 24 races, recording the best finish as 15th.
However, his career in motorsports is yet not over. In the upcoming 2021 season he wishes to race in Stock Car Brasil.
The Brazilian was born on November 25, 1981. He was born to Luis Antonio and Ana Elena Massa in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Further, he has two siblings, Fernanda and Eduardo Massa. He is a Roman Catholic, and he follows it.
On November 30, 2007, he tied the knots with Anna Raffaela Bassi. Further, on November 30, 2009, they had their first son, Felipinho.
Massa follows football and supports Bazilian Football Team Sao Paulo FC. However, he also cheers for the Turkish Football Team Fenerbahce. The team coach was Zico whom Massa admired since his boyhood days.
He is into philanthropy apart from racing too. He has disclosed little about his contributions to society. However, he has supported the Champions for Charity project.
|DATE OF BIRTH||April 25, 1981|
|SPOUSE||Anna Raffaela Bassi|
|CHILDREN||1- Felipinho Bassi Massa|