Massa signing autographs
|First Race||2002 Australian Grand Prix|
Felipe Massa is a Brazilian race car driver who drives in the Formula One World Championship for Ferrari. Massa started his career at BMW Sauber before later moving onto Ferrari. Massa is partenered with Kimi Räikkönen but in the last F1 season outshone his team mate.
Massa's best season in Ferrari's colours was the 2008 season where he finished second in the drivers table, closely behind Brit Lewis Hamilton. Since joining Ferrari massa has racked up 11 victories and 27 podiums in just 110 career races.
During 2009 his Ferrari was very much off the pace at the start of the season but gradually got better. During the Hungary qualifying session Massa had a horrific crash. A piece of debris smashed Massa on the helmet, knocking him out and he went head on into a tyre wall. He was air lifted to hospital where he had surgery.