F1 Felipe Massa

F1 Felipe Massa

F1: Felipe Massa

 

Massa beats Williams to a decision about his future, confirming his retirement from F1 at the end of the season.

 

 

Felipe Massa has confirmed he will retire from Formula 1 following the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix later this month, calling time on a 15-season career spent with Sauber, Ferrari and Williams.

Massa, 36, announced in a video on social media he would be retiring from F1 after the 2017 season, one year on from his original planned retirement that was ultimately postponed following Nico Rosberg’s departure from the sport and Valtteri Bottas move up to Mercedes.

Massa had been keen on remaining with Williams in F1 for 2018, but stressed he needed to feel wanted by the team as it openly courted the likes of Robert Kubica, Paul di Resta & Daniil Kvyat as possible alternatives.

Williams had not planned to make a decision about the second seat alongside Lance Stroll until after the season had concluded, prompting Massa to make a call on his future early so he could bid F1 farewell properly in his final two races.

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