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Ferrari's Felipe Massa to Get a Three Year Contract Extension

Published by on Apr 9th, 2010, No Comments

Felipe Massa

Felipe Massa is working wonders for Ferrari this season ahead of much hyped teammate Fernando Alonso and the 28-year old Brazilian driver might be rewarded with a contract extension sometime soon. As per the rumor mill, Massa is being extended for three years and his new contract will run through to the end of 2013 which will make him even more secure than Alonso. It was earlier being speculated that Robert Kubica could replace Massa as Alonso’s teammate in 2011. Massa has turned out to be the star performer this season and Ferrari is in no mood to let him go. Indeed, Stefano Domenicali told German magazine Sport Bild that Ferrari wants “to build with Felipe into the future”.

Felipe Massa, Ferrari's New Sultan

Published by on May 12th, 2008, No Comments

Felipe Massa wins the Turkish Grand Prix

Brazilian pilot Felipe Massa won the Istanbul Grand Prix, for the third time in a row and managed to send Ferrari in the first place for constructors consolidating their leadership, while he is second in pilots championship. The podium was completed with Lewis Hamilton (McLaren) who was 3.7 seconds slower and then followed by the other Ferrari pilot, world champion, Kimi Raikkonen just half a second behind Hamilton.

Massa was in pole-position at the start and finished first when the checkered flag was waved. Istanbul is the first grand prix ever won by the Brazilian pilot, so it’s obvious why he ended up with a passion for Turkey.

Here are the results of the Turkish Grand Prix:

1. Felipe Massa (Brazil) Ferrari 1 hr 26 min 49.451 secs
2. Lewis Hamilton (Britain) McLaren +00:03.779
3. Kimi Raikkonen (Finland) Ferrari 00:04.271
4. Robert Kubica (Poland) BMW Sauber 00:21.945
5. Nick Heidfeld (Germany) BMW Sauber 00:38.741
6. Fernando Alonso (Spain) Renault 00:53.724
7. Mark Webber (Australia) RedBull – Renault 01:04.229
8. Nico Rosberg (Germany) Williams – Toyota 01:11.406
9. David Coulthard (Britain) RedBull – Renault 01:15.270
10. Jarno Trulli (Italy) Toyota 01:16.344
11. Jenson Button (Britain) Honda 1 lap
12. Heikki Kovalainen (Finland) McLaren 1 lap
13. Timo Glock (Germany) Toyota 1 lap
14. Rubens Barrichello (Brazil) Honda 1 lap
15. Nelson Piquet (Brazil) Renault 1 lap
16. Adrian Sutil (Germany) Force India – Ferrari 1 lap
17. Sebastian Vettel (Germany) Toro Rosso – Ferrari 1 lap
r. Sebastien Bourdais (France) Toro Rosso – Ferrari 34 laps
r. Kazuki Nakajima (Japan) Williams – Toyota 57 laps
r. Giancarlo Fisichella (Italy) Force India – Ferrari 58 laps
(rank: r = retired, nc = not classified)

Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix: Massa did it

Published by on Apr 7th, 2008, 1 Comment

Massa managed to get his first points in this year’s championship, after returning to one of his favorite race tracks and winning the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix. He won it in 2007 and came back for another medal after big issues in the first two races this year, when he retired. “I love this circuit. I’ve always been very, very strong here. We knew we could count on a great car and that certainly proved to be the case,” Massa said. These are his first 10 points after failing to finish in Australia and Malaysia.

Bahrain F1 Grand Prix

Second place, Kimi Raikkonen, wasn’t that happy (“It’s not bad” he said) for his second place, 3 seconds behind Massa, but the fact that he’s now the leader of the world championship brings satisfaction.

BMW did good, with Kubica in the third place Nick Heidfeld taking the fourth, 4.9 seconds behind the winner and respectively 8.4 seconds.

Lewis Hamilton made a mess of the race. Started third, inexplicably hit Fernando Alonso of Renault in the back and headed to the pits for repairs. He finished on the 13th spot.

Kovalainen of McLaren on fifth and Jarno Trulli from Toyota finished the top6.

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