Felipe Massa
Apr 22

Massa frustrated by run of bad luck

Felipe Massa's car comes to a rest in the gravel after being hit by Kamui Kobayashi's Caterham at the start of the Australian GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

Felipe Massa’s car comes to a rest in the gravel after being hit by Kamui Kobayashi’s Caterham at the start of the Australian GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

Felipe Massa admits he’s been frustrated by the bad luck that has cost him a lot of points in the early races of the season.

In China he was wet set in sixth when there was a delay at his first pit stop after it was realized that the crew was trying to fit the left rear tire on the right, and vice versa.

Apr 18

F1: Ricciardo Fastest In Rainy Final Practice At Chinese GP

Daniel Ricciardo drives during third practice at the Shanghai International Circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Daniel Ricciardo drives during third practice at the Shanghai International Circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo set the fastest time on a slippery track in the final practice session at the Chinese Grand Prix on Saturday as the other top drivers limited their running due to the wet weather.

Ricciardo completed his lap around the Shanghai International Circuit in 1 minute, 53.958 seconds, about 0.5 seconds faster than Felipe Massa of Williams in second. Lotus driver Romain Grosjean set the third-fastest time of the morning.

Apr 3

Massa says Malaysian GP team orders a ‘mistake’

Felipe Massa held on to lead teammate Valterri Bottas home in Malaysia, despite team orders to let him by. (Photo: Glenn Dunbar/LAT Photographic)

Felipe Massa held on to lead teammate Valtteri Bottas home in Malaysia, despite team orders to let him by. (Photo: Glenn Dunbar/LAT Photographic)

Felipe Massa says that the Malaysian GP team orders saga was “a mistake” by Williams – and insists that the team supports his opinion.

Massa insists that it had not been discussed in advance.

Mar 30

F1: Massa Stands By Decision To Ignore Team Orders In Malaysia

Felipe Massa finished seventh in the Malaysian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Felipe Massa finished seventh in the Malaysian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Williams driver Felipe Massa is standing by his decision to ignore team orders to let teammate Valtteri Bottas pass him in the closing stages of Sunday’s Formula 1 Malaysian Grand Prix, saying the team should recognize he has his own interests to pursue in the drivers’ championship.

Massa was repeatedly told to let Bottas past to enable the Finn to chase the McLaren of Jenson Button, but Massa refused to make way, and finished seventh and Bottas eighth, with Button holding on for sixth.

Mar 24

Photos show ‘submarine’ risk of new F1 noses realized

The rear of Felipe Massa's Williams is lifted into the air his Turn 1 collision at the Australian GP. (Photo: Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images)

The rear of Felipe Massa’s Williams is lifted into the air during his Turn 1 collision at the Australian GP. (Photo: Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images)

Adrian Newey’s pre-season fears about ‘submarining’ Formula 1 cars may have been realized. Red Bull’s criticism of F1′s all-new era had to be heard amid the depth of the reigning world champions’ winter crisis after four consecutive seasons of dominance.

Designer Newey, however, had expressed alarm about the new, low front noses, arguing not only that they are ugly, but they might also be dangerous.