Feature: Massa's past, present and future

Feature: Massa's past, present and future

Felipe Massa is one of the most experienced drivers on the Formula 1 grid, with close to 250 race starts, but it remains to be seen if he will be able to add to that tally beyond 2016. GPUpdate.net sat down with the Brazilian racer to discuss his early years in the sport, standout moments and what the future may hold. Read more…

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  1. Friday 15 July 2016

  2. Feature: Massa's past, present and future 16:02

    Feature: Massa's past, present and future

    Felipe Massa is one of the most experienced drivers on the Formula 1 grid, with close to 250 race starts, but it remains to be seen if he will be able to add to…

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  3. Monday 11 July 2016

  4. Williams drivers pin struggles on tyres 11:02

    Williams drivers pin struggles on tyres

    Williams drivers Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas were left to lament major tyre troubles as they failed to record a point in a lacklustre British Grand Prix…

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  5. Friday 8 July 2016

  6. Williams deficit 'bigger than expected' 19:52

    Williams deficit 'bigger than expected'

    Williams' deficit to the front of the Formula 1 field was "bigger than expected" during Friday practice for the British Grand Prix, according to Valtteri…

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  7. Sunday 3 July 2016

  8. Massa changes wing, to start from pits 12:55

    Massa changes wing, to start from pits

    Felipe Massa has been forced to start the Austrian Grand Prix from the pit lane, along with Daniil Kvyat, after Williams discovered damage on his…

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  9. Bottas eyes top-five race challenge 08:42

    Bottas eyes top-five race challenge

    Valtteri Bottas is hopeful that Williams can challenge for the top five positions in Sunday's Austrian Grand Prix, despite a low key qualifying session at the…

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  10. Monday 20 June 2016

  11. Williams dips under two-second pit-stop 11:44

    Williams dips under two-second pit-stop

    Williams' impressive pit-stop performances during the 2016 season continued at the European Grand Prix as the outfit broke the two-second barrier with Felipe…

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  12. Bottas: Sixth the maximum for Williams 10:37

    Bottas: Sixth the maximum for Williams

    Valtteri Bottas says he achieved the maximum available to himself and Williams in the European Grand Prix, as he recorded a top six finish in a drama-free…

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  13. Monday 13 June 2016

  14. Massa halted by water system issue 10:16

    Massa halted by water system issue

    Felipe Massa's retirement from the Canadian Grand Prix was the result of a water system problem that caused his power unit to overheat, Williams has…

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  15. Friday 10 June 2016

  16. Williams 'analysing everything' over Massa off 20:54

    Williams 'analysing everything' over Massa off

    Felipe Massa says Williams is still working to understand the exact cause of the DRS problem which triggered the Brazilian's accident during the first practice…

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  17. Wednesday 8 June 2016

  18. Massa sets sights on Canada podium 12:52

    Massa sets sights on Canada podium

    Felipe Massa is optimistic that Williams will be able to fight for the podium positions when Formula 1 reconvenes at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Canada…

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  19. Thursday 2 June 2016

  20. Massa 'still motivated' to stay in Formula 1 07:34

    Massa 'still motivated' to stay in Formula 1

    Felipe Massa has insisted that he is "still motivated and happy" to compete in Formula 1 beyond his current Williams contract, which expires at the end of the…

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  21. Thursday 19 May 2016

  22. 05:26

    Video of the Day: Williams motorhome tour

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  23. Monday 16 May 2016

  24. Bottas: Fifth was 'maximum' for Williams 09:36

    Bottas: Fifth was 'maximum' for Williams

    Valtteri Bottas believes that his fifth place finish in Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix represented the "maximum" result available to Williams at the end of a…

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  25. Saturday 14 May 2016

  26. Massa wants 'more margin' after Q1 exit 13:33

    Massa wants 'more margin' after Q1 exit

    Felipe Massa expressed his frustration at being able to run only once in Q1 as he was eliminated at the first hurdle during qualifying for the Spanish Grand…

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  27. Tuesday 10 May 2016

  28. Massa sets Williams podium target 13:16

    Massa sets Williams podium target

    Felipe Massa has set Williams the target of finishing on the podium at this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix, after the team's best result of the season in Russia…

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  29. Sunday 1 May 2016

  30. Williams pair positive despite missing podium 17:29

    Williams pair positive despite missing podium

    Williams drivers Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa described the team's Russian Grand Prix as "positive" despite missing out on the podium places. Bottas…

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  31. Sunday 17 April 2016

  32. Massa thrills in defence against Hamilton 11:24

    Massa thrills in defence against Hamilton

    Williams driver Felipe Massa believes he achieved the best result available to him during the Chinese Grand Prix and says holding off Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton…

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  33. Saturday 16 April 2016

  34. Bottas says fifth was 'maximum' for Williams 15:24

    Bottas says fifth was 'maximum' for Williams

    Valtteri Bottas says fifth place on the grid at the Chinese Grand Prix was the "maximum" possible for Williams and believes his Q3 lap was his best of the…

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  35. Friday 15 April 2016

  36. Massa 'trusts' Williams after FP1 issues 09:17

    Massa 'trusts' Williams after FP1 issues

    Felipe Massa says he fully trusts Williams' judgment after it was forced to carry out wheel changes between practice sessions in China. Massa and Bottas…

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  37. Pirelli: FP1 incidents 'not tyre related' 06:51

    Pirelli: FP1 incidents 'not tyre related'

    Formula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli has confirmed that Felipe Massa and Kevin Magnussen's issues during first practice for the Chinese Grand Prix were "not tyre…

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  38. Saturday 2 April 2016

  39. Massa encouraged by new front wing 20:10

    Massa encouraged by new front wing

    Felipe Massa says Williams needs more time to optimise its new front wing but was encouraged after sampling the upgrade for the first time at the Bahrain Grand…

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  40. Thursday 25 February 2016

  41. Williams frustrated by end to first test 18:49

    Williams frustrated by end to first test

    Williams was left frustrated after completing its lowest mileage total on the final day of the opening pre-season test session at Barcelona. Felipe Massa…

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  42. Friday 19 February 2016

  43. Bottas: Williams must be fighting for wins 08:31

    Bottas: Williams must be fighting for wins

    Valtteri Bottas says that Williams "needs to be able to win races" during the 2016 season, following the launch of the team's new car, the Mercedes-powered…

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  44. Wednesday 17 February 2016

  45. Williams confirms Barcelona test line-up 11:49

    Williams confirms Barcelona test line-up

    Williams has confirmed its driver schedule for pre-season testing at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, with Valtteri Bottas set to debut the FW38 on…

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  46. Wednesday 9 December 2015

  47. 2015 review: Consolidation for Williams 08:47

    2015 review: Consolidation for Williams

    GPUpdate.net's team-by-team post-season review series continues with Williams, which consolidated third in the standings, as drivers Valtteri Bottas and Felipe…

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  48. Saturday 28 November 2015

  49. Bottas 'expected more' from qualifying 16:30

    Bottas 'expected more' from qualifying

    Valtteri Bottas has admitted that he and Williams "expected more" after a low key qualifying performance at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Bottas wound up sixth…

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  50. Monday 23 November 2015

  51. Williams needs 'triple improvement' for 2016 09:14

    Williams needs 'triple improvement' for 2016

    Felipe Massa believes the only way Williams stands a chance of competing on merit with Mercedes and Ferrari during the 2016 campaign is if the outfit makes a…

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  52. Thursday 19 November 2015

  53. Williams drops Massa exclusion appeal 21:23

    Williams drops Massa exclusion appeal

    Williams has dropped its appeal against Felipe Massa's exclusion from the Brazilian Grand Prix on the grounds of cost, having already accrued sufficient points…

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  54. Monday 16 November 2015

  55. Brazilian Grand Prix: Winners and Losers 16:42

    Brazilian Grand Prix: Winners and Losers

    Nico Rosberg cruised to his fifth victory of the season while Felipe Massa was excluded from his home race due to a tyre breach. GPUpdate.net presents its…

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  56. Sunday 15 November 2015

  57. Massa excluded due to pre-race tyre breach 20:21

    Massa excluded due to pre-race tyre breach

    Williams driver Felipe Massa has been excluded from the Brazilian Grand Prix after his right-rear tyre did not comply with the maximum tread temperature when it…

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  58. Saturday 14 November 2015

  59. Bottas satisfied after beating 'quicker car' 18:28

    Bottas satisfied after beating 'quicker car'

    Valtteri Bottas expressed satisfaction at outpacing Kimi Räikkönen during qualifying in Brazil, even though he will drop down the grid. Bottas posted the…

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  60. Nasr gets grid penalty for Massa block 18:06

    Nasr gets grid penalty for Massa block

    Felipe Nasr has been hit with a three-place grid penalty for the Brazilian Grand Prix after the stewards deemed that he blocked fellow home driver Felipe Massa…

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  61. Tuesday 10 November 2015

  62. Massa eyes podium repeat on home soil 10:12

    Massa eyes podium repeat on home soil

    Williams driver Felipe Massa has set his sights on repeating the podium finish he achieved at last year's Brazilian Grand Prix when he returns to the Interlagos…

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  63. Friday 6 November 2015

  64. Massa: Williams' 2016 form will decide future 10:30

    Massa: Williams' 2016 form will decide future

    Felipe Massa says that Williams' performance next year will determine whether he extends his Formula 1 career beyond the end of 2016. Massa, 34, made his…

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  65. Monday 2 November 2015

  66. 05:21

    Video of the Day: Massa drives C-X75

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  67. Saturday 31 October 2015

  68. Massa clocks highest speed of season 22:04

    Massa clocks highest speed of season

    Felipe Massa set the highest top speed of the season during qualifying for the Mexican Grand Prix as he reached a peak of 364.3km/h (226.3mph) during Q1 at the…

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  69. Thursday 29 October 2015

  70. Smedley: Williams must bounce back 15:32

    Smedley: Williams must bounce back

    Williams performance chief Rob Smedley says it is vital that Williams bounces back in style at the Mexican Grand Prix, after a double retirement in the United…

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  71. Monday 26 October 2015

  72. Williams drivers halted by damper failures 13:12

    Williams drivers halted by damper failures

    Williams drivers Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas were both forced out of the United States Grand Prix with damper failures, following separate first corner…

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  73. Sunday 25 October 2015

  74. Massa: Q2 conditions were 'too dangerous' 16:27

    Massa: Q2 conditions were 'too dangerous'

    Felipe Massa reckons Q2 should have been red flagged in Austin on Sunday, and has urged officials not to run the race in similar conditions. Massa qualified…

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  75. Friday 9 October 2015

  76. Williams 'making progress' in wet conditions 15:22

    Williams 'making progress' in wet conditions

    Williams performance chief Rob Smedley reckons the team is "making progress" in wet conditions after its practice showing in Russia. Felipe Massa set the…

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  77. Massa tops rain-hit second practice 13:34

    Massa tops rain-hit second practice

    Felipe Massa posted the quickest time during a rain-hit second practice session for the Russian Grand Prix at Sochi Autodrom, ahead of Ferrari driver Sebastian…

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  78. Tuesday 6 October 2015

  79. Bottas says Sochi a 'good fit' for Williams 09:17

    Bottas says Sochi a 'good fit' for Williams

    Williams driver Valtteri Bottas expects the team to be closer to pace-setter Mercedes at this weekend's Russian Grand Prix, describing the Sochi Autodrom as a…

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  80. Sunday 27 September 2015

  81. Ricciardo, Massa reflect on start clash 09:42

    Ricciardo, Massa reflect on start clash

    Daniel Ricciardo and Felipe Massa were unwilling to blame each other after they made contact at the start of the Japanese Grand Prix. Ricciardo, starting…

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  82. Thursday 24 September 2015

  83. Massa reveals Hülkenberg text apology 09:05

    Massa reveals Hülkenberg text apology

    Felipe Massa has revealed that Nico Hülkenberg sent him a text message to apologise for their collision in the early stages of last weekend's Singapore Grand…

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  84. Monday 21 September 2015

  85. Bottas praises 'amazing' Williams pit crew 08:36

    Bottas praises 'amazing' Williams pit crew

    Williams driver Valtteri Bottas heaped praise on his pit crew after they played a key role in his rise to fifth position during Sunday night's Singapore Grand…

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  86. Sunday 20 September 2015

  87. Hülkenberg gets grid drop for Massa clash 14:10

    Hülkenberg gets grid drop for Massa clash

    Nico Hülkenberg has been given a three-place grid drop for the next round of the season in Japan, after colliding with Felipe Massa during the Singapore Grand…

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  88. Wednesday 16 September 2015

  89. Massa braced for 'hardest' remaining circuit 09:39

    Massa braced for 'hardest' remaining circuit

    Williams driver Felipe Massa believes that the layout of the Marina Bay Street Circuit - venue for this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix - is likely to present…

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  90. Tuesday 8 September 2015

  91. Massa, Piquet Jr. team up for RoC 10:37

    Massa, Piquet Jr. team up for RoC

    Williams Formula 1 driver Felipe Massa and inaugural Formula E champion Nelson Piquet Jr. will link up again for Team Brazil at this year's Race of Champions in…

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  92. Monday 7 September 2015

  93. Massa describes 'emotional' podium 09:23

    Massa describes 'emotional' podium

    Williams driver Felipe Massa was delighted after recording a second podium finish of the season at the Italian Grand Prix, and repeating his result from 12…

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  94. Sunday 6 September 2015

  95. Vettel: Losing Monza would 'rip our hearts out' 16:13

    Vettel: Losing Monza would 'rip our hearts out'

    Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel believes that Formula 1's heart would be "ripped out" if the Italian Grand Prix dropped off the calendar. Monza's current…

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  96. Saturday 5 September 2015

  97. Massa targets podium from third row 17:11

    Massa targets podium from third row

    Williams driver Felipe Massa says he is still hopeful of fighting for a podium finish at the Italian Grand Prix, after qualifying on the third row. Massa set…

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  98. Thursday 3 September 2015

  99. Williams boosted by line-up stability 10:38

    Williams boosted by line-up stability

    Sir Frank Williams says his eponymous team is in a "fantastic position" ahead of the 2016 season, thanks to the stability of continuing with Felipe Massa and…

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  100. Williams keeps Massa, Bottas for 2016 10:01

    Williams keeps Massa, Bottas for 2016

    Williams will continue with an unchanged driver line-up of Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas for the 2016 season, the pair announced in a video message published…

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  101. Wednesday 5 August 2015

  102. Mid-season review: Williams holds station 09:16

    Mid-season review: Williams holds station

    GPUpdate.net continues its team-by-team mid-season review series with Williams, which is still pushing to be Mercedes' nearest challenger, and the efforts of…

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  103. Monday 27 July 2015

  104. Massa rues pointless Hungary weekend 09:17

    Massa rues pointless Hungary weekend

    Felipe Massa has described Williams' second non-scoring weekend of the 2015 season as "a blow" to the team's championship ambitions. Massa and team-mate…

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  105. Sunday 26 July 2015

  106. Williams duo aim to repeat strong starts 07:12

    Williams duo aim to repeat strong starts

    Williams duo Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa have set their sights on repeating the starts they made at the British Grand Prix during Sunday afternoon's race…

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  107. Tuesday 21 July 2015

  108. Williams duo expect development to pay off 14:03

    Williams duo expect development to pay off

    Williams drivers Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa are confident that the team's recently-introduced car upgrades will live up to the test of this weekend's…

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  109. Sunday 5 July 2015

  110. Williams pair left with mixed feelings 17:09

    Williams pair left with mixed feelings

    Williams drivers Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas were left with mixed feelings after finishing fourth and fifth at the British Grand Prix. Massa and Bottas…

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  111. Saturday 4 July 2015

  112. Massa pleased to out-qualify Ferrari 14:57

    Massa pleased to out-qualify Ferrari

    Felipe Massa expressed his satisfaction after Williams outpaced Ferrari in Saturday's qualifying session for the British Grand Prix. Massa and Valtteri…

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  113. Friday 3 July 2015

  114. Williams drivers eye better one-lap pace 18:40

    Williams drivers eye better one-lap pace

    Williams drivers Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas are chasing improved one-lap pace after the first day of practice at Silverstone. Massa and Bottas ended…

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