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February 13, 2017 / by index / Wiliams / No Comments


Williams Racing has confirmed that Felipe Massa has agreed to re-join the team on a one year deal after coming out of retirement to replace Valterri Bottas.

Massa alongside Lance Stroll had made his formula one debut in the 2017 FIA formula one world championship. After joining Williams in 2014, Massa has been instrumental to the team’s improved performance supporting resurgence to third place in the constructor’s championship in his first and second years.

Addressing the announcement, Massa said;

“I am very happy to have an opportunity to return to Williams. I always intended to race somewhere in 2017, but Williams is a team close to my heart and I have respect for everything it is trying to achieve.

“Valtteri has a great opportunity, given the turn of events over the winter, and I wish him all the best at Mercedes.”

He said that he had always looked forward to walking with lance as he had known the driver for several years during which he watched his talent develop greatly, he stressed that he looked forward to seeing what they can achieve together. (more…)

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December 14, 2016 / by index / Wiliams / No Comments


With his retirement getting closer, the Williams team has decided to present Felipe Massa with the Formula 1 car which he had raced in at his final home Brazilian Grand Prix as what they call a “leaving gift”.

Massa will be drawing the curtains down on his F1 career after the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday. At a special team farewell party held on Saturday night at the Yas Marina paddock, the Brazilian was at the centre stage.

Claire Williams, deputy team principal, had paid glowing tribute to the so many contributions by Massa since joining the outfit in 2014. After that, she announced that apart from the presents of a photo album and a specially commissioned cartoon to illustrate his career, Massa would be given his Brazilian GP chassis as well.

Title sponsor, Martini had ensured that the car featured a unique rebranding by replacing its name with “Massa” on the car.

An emotional Massa who struggled to hold back tears after hearing the announcement, told everyone that he was filled with gratitude for everything Williams had done for him, (more…)

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